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Human fascioliasis by Fasciola hepatica: the first case report in Nepal

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, September 2017
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Title
Human fascioliasis by Fasciola hepatica: the first case report in Nepal
Published in
BMC Research Notes, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2761-z
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Authors

Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka, Mohan Khadka, Dipesh Gurubacharya, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Keshab Parajuli, Niranjan Prasad Shah, Hari Prasad Kattel, Bharat Mani Pokharel, Basista Rijal

Abstract

Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola species. Patient may be asymptomatic or presents with jaundice and biliary colic or right hypochondriac pain due to bile duct obstruction with gastrointestinal symptoms. We report a case of human fascioliasis in a 45 years old female presented to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Kathmandu, Nepal on August, 2015 with fever, right hypochondriac pain, jaundice and occasional vomiting with anorexia for 4 months whose alkaline phosphatase was elevated and peripheral blood smear revealed eosinophilia. The patient also gives the history of consumption of water-cress. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholagiopancretography (ERCP) showed the presence of a flat worm resembling Fasciola hepatica and stool routine examination revealed ova of F. hepatica. The patient was treated with nitazoxanide by which she got improved. Repeat stool examination 2 weeks after treatment revealed no ova of F. hepatica. Patient with fascioliasis can be simply diagnosed with stool routine microscopy and treated with nitazoxanide. So patient with right hypochondriac pain, sign and symptoms of obstructive jaundice, eosinophilia and history of water-cress consumption should be suspected for fascioliasis and investigated and treated accordingly.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 24%
Researcher 7 19%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 5%
Other 1 3%
Professor 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 13 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 15 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2017.
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#1,581,017
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#270
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#53,290
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#4
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