Secondary vasculitis to infection by Fasciola hepatica

Germán Málaga, Rubén Taco-Palma, Jaime Cáceres-Pizarro, María de los Angeles Lazo, Ana Castaneda-Guarderas, Ray Ticse

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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 contributionVasculitis secundaria a infección por Fasciola hepática
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Issue number3
StateIndexed - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Endemic diseases
  • Fasciola hepatica
  • Vasculitis


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