Molecular confirmation that Fasciola gigantica can undertake aberrant migrations in human hosts

Thanh Hoa Le, Nguyen Van De, Takeshi Agatsuma, David Blair, Jozef Vercruysse, Pierre Dorny, Thanh Giang Thi Nguyen, Donald P McManus

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Abstract

Two cases of aberrant migration by the liver fluke Fasciola gigantica in humans are reported. In both cases, subadult worms emerged through the skin. The identity of the worms was confirmed from their DNA sequences. This uncommon human pathogen might be more likely than F. hepatica to undertake aberrant migrations in humans.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)648-50
Number of pages3
ISSN0095-1137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Child
  • Cyclooxygenase 1
  • DNA Primers
  • DNA, Helminth
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer
  • Fasciola
  • Fascioliasis
  • Female
  • Helminth Proteins
  • Humans
  • Liver
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Movement
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Skin
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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