A 52-year-old woman presented several months after returning from a visit to Turkey with stomach-ache and fever. Laboratory results showed leucocytosis with marked eosinophilia. Furthermore, serum liver enzyme activities were slightly elevated. A CT scan of the abdomen showed several spots which, on a later scan, had migrated. Serologic tests confirmed the clinical diagnosis of fascioliasis. The patient was successfully treated with triclabendazole. Infection presumably occurred after eating watercress which the patient had bought on a market in Turkey.
|Translated title of the contribution||Stomach-ache and fever following consumption of watercress in turkey: A case of fascioliasis|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Sep 2001|