Dicroceliasis (Lancet Fluke Disease) in an HIV Seropositive Man

Joseph Drabick, James E. Egan, Scott L. Brown, Randall G. Vick, Beth M. Sandman, Ronald C. Neafie

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Abstract

Dicroceliasis is an unusual zoonotic trematode infection caused by the lancet liver fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum. Grazing herbivores (usually sheep or cattle) are the definitive hosts. The life cycle proceeds through two intermediate hosts: the land snail and the field ant. Human infection is acquired by consuming the field ant. This case report describes a human immunodeficiency virus— seropositive patient who presumably acquired this parasite from bottled water contaminated with ants. A brief discussion of the parasitology, pathology, clinical findings and treatment is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-568
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume259
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 22 1988

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Trematoda
Ants
HIV
Dicrocoelium
Trematode Infections
Parasitology
Fasciola hepatica
Herbivory
Clinical Pathology
Snails
Zoonoses
Life Cycle Stages
Drinking Water
Sheep
Parasites
Infection
Therapeutics

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Drabick, Joseph ; Egan, James E. ; Brown, Scott L. ; Vick, Randall G. ; Sandman, Beth M. ; Neafie, Ronald C. / Dicroceliasis (Lancet Fluke Disease) in an HIV Seropositive Man. In: JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 1988 ; Vol. 259, No. 4. pp. 567-568.
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