Infectious Disease Compendium

Fasciolopsis buski

Microbiology

A fluke.

Epidemiologic Risks

Eating infected plants from the far east and southeast Asia.

Syndromes

Asymptomatic in most, it resides in the small bowel, and sends its eggs hence into the world. Yet another reason, as if one were needed, to not eat human stool.

Treatment

Praziquantel 25 mg/kg body weight po q 8 x 3 doses.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Fasciolopsiasis (small intestine) 121.4.