A pediatric case of Fascioliasis with eosinophilic pneumonia

Bayhan G. I., Batur A., Taylan-Ozkan A., Demiroren K., Beyhan Y. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.58, no.1, pp.109-112, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2016.01.018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-112
  • Keywords: fascioliasis, eosinophilic pneumonia, eosinophilic leukemoid reaction, child, HEPATICA INFECTION, LIVER
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Fasciolia spp. are common trematode infestations worldwide. Fasciolia spp. may lead to hepatic diseases in the acute phase and may cause biliary diseases in the chronic phase. In addition, Fasciolia spp. may rarely cause extrahepatic signs and symptoms. The clinical manifestations of fascioliasis are divided into three groups: typical, atypical, and ectopic. Eosinophilic pneumonia is an atypical presentation of acute fascioliasis and it has been reported very rarely. Herein, we report a boy with marked blood eosinophilia and eosinophilic pneumonia who was diagnosed with fascioliasis by serologic tests and abdominal USG. The patient recovered completely following triclabendazole treatment.