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The first step is to make sure the diagnosis is correct. For more information, patients should consult their health care provider. Health care providers may consult with CDC staff about the diagnosis and treatment of fascioliasis.

The drug of choice is triclabendazole. In the United States, this drug is available through CDC, under a special (investigational) protocol. The drug is given by mouth, usually in one or two doses. Most people respond well to the treatment.

More on: Resources for Health Professionals: Treatment

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  • Page last updated: January 10, 2013
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    • Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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