Domestically acquired fascioliasis in northern California

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Sep;89(3):588-91. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0069. Epub 2013 Jul 8.


Two cases of domestically acquired fascioliasis are reported. Patient One was a 63-year-old male who developed a febrile illness 2 months after eating watercress in Marin County. Patient Two was a 38-year-old male who had eaten watercress with Patient One, and also developed a febrile illness. Both patients had eosinophilia and liver lesions on imaging. Diagnosis was made by serology and treatment was with triclabendazole.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Benzimidazoles / therapeutic use
  • California
  • Fasciola hepatica / drug effects
  • Fasciola hepatica / isolation & purification*
  • Fascioliasis / diagnosis*
  • Fascioliasis / drug therapy
  • Food Parasitology*
  • Humans
  • Liver / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Triclabendazole


  • Benzimidazoles
  • Triclabendazole