image of Case Report: First Molecular Diagnosis of Liver Abscesses Due to Fasciola hepatica Acute Infection Imported from Vietnam
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


We report a case of liver abscesses in a 67-year-old female returning from a trip to Vietnam. She has been suffering from a fever, right abdominal pain for 4 days, and major eosinophilia. Radiologic investigations showed multiple hypodense confluent abscesses in the right lobe of the liver, complicated by occlusive thrombosis of the right branch of the portal vein. The serological investigation of helminth-elicited eosinophilia showed only a positive serology for Despite repeated negative stool examinations for any intestinal pathogen, the diagnosis was established by the detection of DNA in stool and pus aspirate samples.


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  • Received : 09 Sep 2019
  • Accepted : 25 Sep 2019
  • Published online : 04 Nov 2019
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