An unusual case of biliary obstruction caused by Dicrocoelium dentriticum


Karadag B. , Bilici A., Doventas A., Kantarci F., Selcuk D., Dincer N., ...Daha Fazla

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.37, ss.385-388, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00365540510031430
  • Dergi Adı: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.385-388

Özet

Dicrocoelium dentriticum ( D. dentriticum) is a liver fluke induced biliary obstruction. Infection usually occurs in herbivores such as sheep, goats and deer; human infection is very rarely encountered in clinical practice. We report on a 65-y-old female presenting with biliary obstruction caused by D. dentriticum. Following treatment with triclobendazole, her symptoms disappeared, and laboratory values returned to normal range within 6 months. Parasitosis is an important cause of biliary obstruction. We suggest that for patients presenting with biliary obstruction, D. dentriticum should be included in the differential diagnosis.