There is a case of a 38 year-old male patient coming from an area where hepatic fascioliasis is endemic in Peru. He was hospitalized because he showed 4 weeks of symptoms like fever, intense myalgias, erythematous and painful injuries on limb extensions. The electromyography and nerve conduction velocity showed a global inflammatory myopathy. A skin biopsy showed polyarteritis nodosa-type vasculitis. During the evaluation process prior to the immunosuppressive therapy, hepatic Fasciola eggs were found in the parasitological examination of stools. The fascioliasis diagnosis was confirmed by fas2-ELISA: 0.46 (VN <0.20). Clinical symptoms started to subside after treatment with ticlabendazol. Contact with the patient was maintained for a year and there was no evidence of disease recurrence, and he was asymptomatic.
|Translated title of the contribution||Vasculitis secundaria a infección por Fasciola hepática|
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica|
|State||Indexed - 2012|
- Endemic diseases
- Fasciola hepatica