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My husband was infected with some parasite so he went to a hospital where he was diagnosed with Fasciola hepatica. I would appreciate some information about his condition. Will he be ok?

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The parasite that causes fasciola hepatica is found in animals other than sheep, even though the "sheep liver fluke" is the other term for it. It is also found in cattle and humans. The parasite resides in the bile ducts inside the liver and this species is a common parasite of sheep and cattle. Infection occurs when metacercariae are ingested on raw vegetation accidentally. The metacercariae move through the intestinal wall and peritoneal cavity to the liver and adults mature in the biliary ducts of the liver. Eggs of this parasite are passed through the bile ducts into the intestine where they are then passed in the feces. Symptoms of this condition include abdominal pain, an enlarged liver, fever, vomiting and diarrhea. In the chronic phase of the infection symptoms result from the intermittent blockage of the bile duct and inflammation. In some cases, ectopic infections can occur in the intestinal wall, lungs or subcutaneous tissues. You husband will be ok but he has to take care of himself and be under supervision of his doctor.
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