Fasciolopsiasis: a first case report from Malaysia.

  title={Fasciolopsiasis: a first case report from Malaysia.},
  author={Mahmud Rohela and Ibrahim Jamaiah and Jayaram Menon and J. Roth Flach Rachel},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={36 2},
Fasciolopsiasis is a disease caused by the largest intestinal fluke, Fasciolopsis buski. The disease is endemic in the Far East and Southeast Asia. Human acquires the infection after eating raw freshwater plants contaminated with the infective metacercariae. There has been no report of fasciolopsiasis either in man or in animal in Malaysia. We are reporting the first case of fasciolopsiasis in Malaysia in a 39-year-old female farmer, a native of Sabah (East Malaysia). This patient complained of… CONTINUE READING

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