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Clonorchiasis

Clonorchiasis: Introduction

Clonorchiasis: Infection with the Chinese liver fluke called Clonchorchis sinensis. Infection usually results from ingesting contaminated fish and crayfish. The infection primarily affects the liver as the flukes tend to occupy the biliary ducts of the liver. Recurring infections can cause more severe symptoms. Infection with this fluke is endemic in Asia but can occur occasionally in countries such as the US though the source of contamination is food from Asia. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Clonorchiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Clonorchiasis

Treatments for Clonorchiasis

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Causes of Clonorchiasis

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Definitions of Clonorchiasis:

Infection of the biliary passages with CLONORCHIS SINENSIS, also called Opisthorchis sinensis. It may lead to inflammation of the biliary tract, proliferation of biliary epithelium, progressive portal fibrosis, and sometimes bile duct carcinoma. Extension to the liver may lead to fatty changes and cirrhosis. (From Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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