An unusual case of biliary obstruction caused by Dicrocoelium dentriticum


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

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.37, no.5, pp.385-388, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365540510031430
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-388

Abstract

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.