Clonorchiasis

(Chinese or oriental liver fluke) Clonorchiasis is an infection with the liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis. An infection is acquired by eating freshwater fish nichtdurchgegartem. Symptoms may consist of fever, chills, epigastric pain, soft liver enlargement, diarrhea and mild jaundice. The diagnosis is made by the detection of eggs in the stool or duodenal fluid. The treatment is carried out with praziquantel or albendazole. Flukes are parasitic flat worms which various…

September 3, 2018
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