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Dicrocoeliasis

[Dicrocoelium dendriticum]

Treatment Information

In humans, the diagnosis of dicrocoeliasis is typically spurious based on parasite eggs that are passed in the feces after consumption of infected animal liver. True infections are rare. Infection has been treated successfully with praziquantel, 25 mg/kg three times orally daily for 2 days. Praziquantel is not approved for treatment of children less than 4 years old. Niclosamide is effective but is not available in the United States.

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  • Page last reviewed November 29, 2013
  • Page last updated November 29, 2013
  • Content source: Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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