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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-71

Fasciolopsiasis--a persisting problem in eastern U.P.--a case report.


Department of Microbiology, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

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S Muralidhar
Department of Microbiology, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

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Fasciolopsiasis, or infection by the intestinal fluke, Fascilopsis buski, is endemic in the eastern states of our country. While it is by no means a rarity, especially in the rural set up, awareness regarding this common parasitic infestation is still a much-needed entity. The importance of a strong degree of suspicion and early diagnosis cannot be over emphasised, if a successful campaign is to be launched in its control. With this as our central theme, we proceed to report a case of and unsually heavy Fasciolopsis buski infection in our hospital, which had failed to be diagnosed in a semi urban setup in UP.


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