Diseases & Conditions


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Fascioliasis


Synonyms of Fascioliasis
  • Fasciolosis
  • Liver fluke disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Halzoun Syndrome


General Discussion
Fascioliasis is a rare infectious disorder caused by parasites. These parasites are liver flukes that live in plant-eating animals. Liver flukes can be found on water plants in certain parts of the world. When the parasite invades the liver, bile passages may be blocked. A subdivision of Fascioliasis called Halzoun Syndrome affects the throat (pharynx). This infection can usually be controlled and/or cured with timely treatment.



Organizations related to Fascioliasis
  • American Liver Foundation
    75 Maiden Lane
    New York NY 10038
    Phone #: 212-668-1000
    800 #: 800-465-4837
    e-mail: info@liverfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.liverfoundation.org
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30333
    Phone #: 404-639-3534
    800 #: 800-311-3435
    e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
    Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
  • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    6610 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-6612
    Phone #: 301-496-5717
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/



For a Complete Report

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