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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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BLANCAS TORRES, Gilberto et al. Fasciolosis humana y compromiso gastrointestinal: Estudio de 277 pacientes en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. 1970 - 2002. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.2, pp.143-157. ISSN 1022-5129.

This is a retrospective and descriptive review of 277 patients suffering fasciolasis. These patients were seen in Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia between 1970-2002; 240 (86.6%) developed the chronic phase and 37 (13.3%) the acute form. Group aged 20-29 years were the most affected (24%). The main places infected were the interandean valleys of Lima, Ancash and Junin. The 277 patients the main symptoms were: Abdominal pain in 236, nauses/voimting in 106 and diarrhea in 100. Hepatomegaly in 56, pallor in 44 and fever in 23 were the main physical findings. 47% (80/169) suffered eosinophilia, 46% (38/82) had an increase of alkaline phosphatase and 31% (52/169) anemia.

Keywords : Human fasciolasis; abdominal pain; eosinophilia.

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