Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú
versión impresa ISSN 1022-5129
This study is descriptive and retrospective. It is based on the review of clinical and surgery records at the Hospital Regional de Cajamarca from April 1996 to March 2001. 101 cases, positive for fasciolasis in feaces, were analyzed, 62% were under 19 years of age ; the male/female ratio was 1:2. The most frequent symptom was abdominal pain (84,5%). The duration of the disease was of less than three months (43,5%). 48% of the patients had eosinophilia. After rewiewing 162 postcholecystectomy patients, we found Fasciola hepatica in 1,2%. Moreover, one patient of this group was operated because of an intrahepatic hematoma before the fasciolasis diagnose. It was concluded that fasciolasis was still an endemic illness in Cajamarca.
Palabras llave : Fasciolasis; eosinophilia; intrahepatic hematoma.