Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology IAMM  | About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback |  Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Ahead of Print | Current Issue | Archives | Search | Instructions  
Users Online: 1774 Official Publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists 
 ~   Next article
 ~   Previous article
 ~   Table of Contents

 ~   Similar in PUBMED
 ~  Search Pubmed for
 ~  Search in Google Scholar for
 ~Related articles
 ~   Citation Manager
 ~   Access Statistics
 ~   Reader Comments
 ~   Email Alert *
 ~   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded225    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


Year : 2017  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 551-554

Fasciolopsiasis in children: Clinical, sociodemographic profile and outcome

1 Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Bettiah, Bihar, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Bettiah, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kumar Saurabh
Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Bettiah, Bihar
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_17_7

Rights and Permissions

Purpose: To describe the clinical and sociodemographic profile of fasciolopsiasis in children. Materials and Methods: A chart review of 56 children presenting with the passage of adult Fasciolopsis buski per stool from February 2015 to January 2016 was done for their clinical profile and risk factors for acquiring fasciolopsiasis in the Paediatric Unit of a medical college of Northern India. Results: The mean age of presentation was 8.2 years (2–14 years age group). Persistent diarrhoea (85.71%) was the most common presentation, whereas anaemia (71.42%) was the most common sign. Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) and tuberculosis were well-associated comorbid conditions in this study. Polyparasitism was an important finding, Hymenolepis nana being the most common associated parasite. Patients were treated either with praziquantel or nitazoxanide. Conclusion: All patients recovered well except one who died due to severe PEM and disseminated tuberculosis and two cases presented with relapse. Most of the cases of polyparasitism were associated with tuberculosis.


Print this article     Email this article

2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow

Online since April 2001, new site since 1st August '04