Volume 20, Number 1—January 2014
Foodborne Trematodiasis and Opisthorchis felineus Acquired in Italy
|Patient||Symptom severity||Eosinophilia||Liver enzyme level||Microscopy finding||Fasciola spp. †
||Opisthorchis felineus real-time PCR|
|IFA IgG||ELISA IgG|
|Index patient||Severe||Present||Elevated||Opisthorchis egg||1:128||<1:40||Positive, Ct 24.7|
|Travel companion 1||Moderate||Present||Elevated||Opisthorchis egg||1:64||<1:40||Positive, Ct 25.1|
|Travel companion 2||Moderate||Present||Elevated||Negative||<1:32||1:160||Negative|
*IFA, immunofluorescence assay; Ct, cycle threshold.
†Cut-off values for Fasciola spp. serology: IFA IgG 1:40, ELISA IgG 1:32.
1Current affiliation: St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
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