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BMC Gastroenterology

, 4:15

First Online: 04 August 2004Received: 13 April 2004Accepted: 04 August 2004

Abstract

BackgroundFasciola hepatica primarily involves the liver, however in some exceptional situations other organs have been reported to be involved. The ectopic involvement is either a result of Parasite migration or perhaps eosinophilic reaction.

Case presentationHere we report a known case of multiple myeloma who was under treatment with prednisolone and melphalan. He was infected by Fasciola hepatica, which involved many organs and the lesions were mistaken with metastatic ones.

DiscussionPresented here is a very unusual case of the disease, likely the first case involving the pancreas, spleen, and kidney, as well as the liver.

KeywordsFasciola hepatica eosinophilia imaging Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-230X-4-15 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Mohammad Reza Zali - Tahereh Ghaziani - Saeed Shahraz - Azita Hekmatdoost - Ali Radmehr

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