Three Living Fasciola Hepatica in the Biliary Tract of a Woman

Document Type: Case Report(s)

Authors

1 1Gastroenterohepatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran 2Internal group, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran

2 Gastroenterohepatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 department of clinical pharmacy, school of pharmacy, shiraz university of medical sciences

Abstract

Fasciola hepatica (F. hepatica) as a foodborne trematode can occasionally cause hepatobiliary diseases. We report a 67-year-old woman who was referred to our center because of the diagnosis of cholangitis. She was a resident of mountainous area with the history of unsafe water and contaminated vegetables. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was performed as a diagnostic and therapeutic modality for her. Three living F. hepatica was removed from biliary tract with a basket via ERCP. Clinical and laboratory condition of the patient improved after therapy of antibiotics and triclabendazole.