Burden of Fasciola hepatica Infection among children from Paucartambo in Cusco, Peru.

  title={Burden of Fasciola hepatica Infection among children from Paucartambo in Cusco, Peru.},
  author={Martha S{\'a}nchez L{\'o}pez and Arthur White and Miguel Mauricio Cabada},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={86 3},
There is a high prevalence of fascioliasis in the Peruvian highlands, but most cases remain undiagnosed. The burden of disease caused by chronic subclinical infection is largely unknown. We studied school-age children from a district in Paucartambo Province in Cusco, Peru to evaluate the burden of disease caused by subclinical fascioliasis. Parasite eggs and/or larvae were identified in 46.2% of subjects, including Fasciola hepatica in 10.3% of subjects. Fascioliasis was independently… CONTINUE READING

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