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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Feb;88(2):364-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0280. Epub 2012 Dec 18.

Cryptic and asymptomatic Opisthorchis felineus infections.

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Unità Operativa Complessa Malattie Infettive, Belcolle Hospital, Viterbo, Italy. armignacco@asl.vt.it

Abstract

We describe the diagnostic difficulties experienced during an opisthorchiasis outbreak. Of 31 infected individuals, 61.3% were asymptomatic, and in the 12 symptomatic individuals, the duration of non-pathognomonic symptoms was shorter than 4 weeks. Serology by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and polymerase chain reaction fecal analysis were shown to be the most sensitive diagnostic tools.

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PMC3583331
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10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0280
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