Infectious Disease Compendium

Heterophyes heterophyes

Microbiology

Small intestinal fluke found in the Nile, SE Asia and the far east. It is an echo-y kind of organism.

Epidemiologic Risks

Eating contaminated fish.

Syndromes

Abdominal pain with eosinophilia and diarrhea.

Treatment

Praziquantel.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Heterophyes heterophyes 121.6.