Domestically Acquired Fascioliasis in Northern California

Scott A. Weisenberg Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, California

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Two cases of domestically acquired fascioliasis are reported. Patient One was a 63-year-old male who developed a febrile illness 2 months after eating watercress in Marin County. Patient Two was a 38-year-old male who had eaten watercress with Patient One, and also developed a febrile illness. Both patients had eosinophilia and liver lesions on imaging. Diagnosis was made by serology and treatment was with triclabendazole.

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* Address correspondence to Scott A. Weisenberg, Associated Internal Medicine Medical Group, Inc., 350 30th Street, Ste. 320, Oakland, CA 94609. E-mail: scottweisenberg@gmail.com

Disclosure: Portions of these cases were presented as a Poster at the 2012 ID Week in San Diego, California (Poster 1696, October 20, 2012).

Authors' addresses: Scott A. Weisenberg, Associated Internal Medicine Medical Group, Inc., Oakland, CA, E-mail: scottweisenberg@gmail.com. David E. Perlada, Bay Infectious Diseases, Orinda, CA, E-mail: PerladD@sutterhealth.org.

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