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Updating of medical pathology procedures concerning the diagnosis of fasciolosis - INAHTA Brief

Date of validation
June 2018

Distomatoses are zoonoses caused by trematodes. In France, only hepatobiliary distomatosis, or fasciolosis, also known as liver fluke, is pathogenic to humans. Cases are rare and sporadic.

During the invasion phase, the disease presents with aspecific digestive disorders, asthenia and myalgia. Complications are mechanical and inflammatory: obstructive jaundice, episodes of biliary colic, cholangitis or cholecystitis.

Biological diagnosis is based primarily on the detection of antibodies in serum.

The aim of this work is to draw up the list of serological diagnostic techniques currently relevant to the diagnosis of fasciolosis

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Posted on Jul 05 2018