A pediatric case of fascioliasis with eosinophilic pneumonia
AuthorBayhan, Gülsüm İclal
Taylan Özkan, Hikmet Ayşegül
Beyhan, Yunus Emre
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CitationBayhan, G.İ., Batur, A., Taylan Özkan, A., Demirören, K., Beyhan, Y.E. (2016). A pediatric case of Fascioliasis with eosinophilic pneumonia. Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, 58(1), 109-112.
Fasciolia spp. are common trematode infestations worldwide. Fasciolia spp. may lead to hepatic diseases in the acute phase and may cause biliary diseases in the chronic phase. In addition, Fasciolia spp. may rarely cause extrahepatic signs and symptoms. The clinical manifestations of fascioliasis are divided into three groups: typical, atypical, and ectopic. Eosinophilic pneumonia is an atypical presentation of acute fascioliasis and it has been reported very rarely. Herein, we report a boy with marked blood eosinophilia and eosinophilic pneumonia who was diagnosed with fascioliasis by serologic tests and abdominal USG. The patient recovered completely following triclabendazole treatment. © 2015, Turkish Journal of Pediatrics. All rights reserved.