Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 208-210

Fasciola hepatica: A cause of obstructive Jaundice in an elderly man from Iran

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
2 Infectious Disease Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

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Mohsen Moghadami
Internal Medicine Department, Namazee Hospital, Shiraz
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.43279

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Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infection caused by Fasciola hepatica . Humans can become accidental hosts of this parasite by ingesting contaminated drinking water or plants in endemic area. The north of Iran is one of the regions. This disease is rarely seen with jaundice caused by obstruction of the biliary tree. We report a case of human fascioliasis with obstructive jaundice who was diagnosed using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This report confirms the diagnostic role of ERCP in patients with obstructive jaundice caused by biliary fascioliasis.

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