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Turk J Pediatr. 2016;58(1):109-112.

A pediatric case of Fascioliasis with eosinophilic pneumonia.

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1
Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
2
Department of Radiology, Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
3
Department of Medical Microbiology, Hitit University, Faculty of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey.
4
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
5
Department of Parasitology, Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey.

Abstract

Fasciolia spp. are common trematode infestations worldwide. Fasciolia spp. may lead to hepatic diseases in the acute phase and may cause biliary diseases in the chronic phase. In addition, Fasciolia spp. may rarely cause extrahepatic signs and symptoms. The clinical manifestations of fascioliasis are divided into three groups: typical, atypical, and ectopic. Eosinophilic pneumonia is an atypical presentation of acute fascioliasis and it has been reported very rarely. Herein, we report a boy with marked blood eosinophilia and eosinophilic pneumonia who was diagnosed with fascioliasis by serologic tests and abdominal USG. The patient recovered completely following triclabendazole treatment.

KEYWORDS:

child; eosinophilic leukemoid reaction; eosinophilic pneumonia; fascioliasis

PMID:
27922247
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