Case Report: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Eosinophilic Meningitis due to Disseminated Fascioliasis

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Human infection with the trematode Fasciola occurs with a worldwide prevalence of up to 17 million. Sheep and cattle are the normal host. Infection typically results in hepatobiliary disease, but extrahepatic manifestations are occasionally reported. Here, we present the case of a previously healthy 31-year-old Kurdish woman, admitted to hospital with a subarachnoid hemorrhage, eosinophilic meningitis, and lung and liver disease. A diagnosis of Fasciola infection was made based on strongly positive serology in blood and cerebrospinal fluid. The patient improved following treatment with triclabendazole and prednisolone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-577
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank the patient for her consent to publish this case and also Peter Chiodini and Tim O'Dempsy for their additional advice in her management.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2020 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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