Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2013, Vol 11, Num, 3     (Pages: 193-196)

A rare cause of hypereosinophilia in childhood: fascioliasis

Mahmut DOĞRU 1, Serap ÖZMEN 1, Tayfur GİNİŞ 2, İlknur BOSTANCI 1,

1 Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk İmmünolojisi ve Allerji Hastalıkları Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Allerji ve İmmünoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye

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Hypereosinophilia is a rare clinical entity. Infections, especially parasitic infections, cause hypereosinophilia. Fascioliasis is a rare cause of eosinophilia. In this article, we presented a case diagnosed with fascioliasis that admitted complaints of abdominal pain and rash on face, and eosinophilia were determined. Parasitic infections should be considered in patients with hypereosinophilia and a detailed examination should be done.

Keywords : Child, hypereosinophilia, Fasciola hepatica