Infectious Disease Compendium

Clonorchis sinensis

Microbiology

Liver fluke.

Epidemiologic Risks

Eating raw fish in Asia. Evidently cases are increasing in China (PubMed).

Syndromes

Cholangitis with eosinophilia.

Treatment

Praziquantel 75 mg/kg/day in three doses for 1 day. Albendazole 10 mg/kg x 7 d may also be used. 400 mg tribendimidine once has less side effects and equal efficacy but is only in China (PubMed).

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Clonorchiosis 121.1; Clonorchis infection, liver 121.1.