Opisthorchis viverrini infection: pathogenesis and clinical features.

@article{Harinasuta1984OpisthorchisVI,
  title={Opisthorchis viverrini infection: pathogenesis and clinical features.},
  author={T Harinasuta and Mario Riganti and Danai Bunnag},
  journal={Arzneimittel-Forschung},
  year={1984},
  volume={34 9B},
  pages={
          1167-9
        }
}
The pathological changes are more or less related to the intensity and the duration of the infection, and are commonly seen in older patients with a large number of flukes. The pathogenesis is due to the mechanical irritation by the flukes and some toxic substances produced by them. Lesions are mainly confined to the biliary system. There is hyperplasia of the epithelial cells lining the bile ducts. In heavy and severe infections there are obstruction of the biliary tract, bile retention… CONTINUE READING
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