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J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2011 Apr;41(1):221-5.

Clonorchis sinensis a new report in Egyptian employees returning back from Saudi Arabia.

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Tropical Medicine Unit, Ministry of Interior Hospitals, Cairo, Saudi Arabia.


Clonorchis sinensis, or Chinese liver fluke, is a parasite of the fish-eating mammals endemic in the East Asia, Far East, particularly in China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Korea and among immigrant refugees to European Union and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. This paper reported infection among Egyptian family who practice consumption of imported fishes from the Far East. Diagnosed was based on detection of its characteristic eggs, positive specific ELISA, radiological and family behavior and feeding habit history. Patients were successfully treated.

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