Infectious Disease Compendium

Fasciola hepatica

Microbiology

A fluke.

Epidemiologic Risks

Associating with sheep from Africa, Australia, China, Europe, South America.

Syndromes

Acute RUQ pain and jaundice, it lives in the bile ducts as excretes its eggs.

Treatment

Bithionol 30 to 50 mg/kg qod for 10 x 15 doses.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Fascioliasis 121.3.


Fasciola hepatica

Infectious Disease Compendium

Fasciola hepatica

Microbiology

A fluke.

Epidemiologic Risks

Associating with sheep from Africa, Australia, China, Europe, South America.

Syndromes

Acute RUQ pain and jaundice, it lives in the bile ducts as excretes its eggs.

Treatment

Bithionol 30 to 50 mg/kg qod for 10 x 15 doses.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Fascioliasis 121.3.