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Fascioliasis is an uncommon disease in Western Europe and radiologists should be aware of this condition and help the clinicians to conclude to the right diagnosis. They have to keep in mind Fascioliasis when certain imaging findings such as multiple small, round or oval clustered hypodense, peripherally enhancing lesions are combined with clinical and laboratory findings (such as eosinophilia) indicative of an infectious disease.






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Fascioliasis: A challenging differential diagnosis for radiologists

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Abstract
We report a case of a 39 year old male who presented with nausea and right upper quadrant pain. Marked eosinophilia and a hypoechoic liver lesion on ultrasound were identified. The differential diagnosis included neoplasms, infectious diseases and hepatic abscess. Indirect hemagglutination test using purified adult Fasciola hepatica f1Ag confirmed serologic diagnosis of fascioliasis. Radiologists should keep in mind the importance of correlating imaging, clinical and laboratory findings in order to reach the correct diagnosis.






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