Human liver flukes

Harrington, D., Lamberton, P. H.L. and McGregor, A. (2017) Human liver flukes. Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2(9), pp. 680-689. (doi:10.1016/S2468-1253(17)30111-5) (PMID:28786389)

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Abstract

Liver fluke infections occur in people worldwide. In some low-income regions, a combination of ecological, agricultural, and culinary factors leads to a very high prevalence of infection but, in higher-income regions, infections are uncommon. Infection is associated with substantial morbidity and several liver fluke species are recognised as biological carcinogens. Here, we review the epidemiology, clinical significance, and diagnostic and treatment strategies of human infection with these pathogens.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lamberton, Dr Poppy
Authors: Harrington, D., Lamberton, P. H.L., and McGregor, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2468-1253
ISSN (Online):2468-1253
Published Online:02 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2(9):680-689
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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