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Parasitic diseases are relatively rarely diagnosed and treated in Europe. Therefore, European clinicians are not familiar with their clinical and imaging features. In an era of increased human migration, it is fundamental for clinicians to be able to identify such diseases. We have recently described the features of cystic echinococcosis, schistosomiasis, fascioliasis and ascariasis. Here, we report on the clinical and imaging features as well as on the current therapy options of infections by the small liver flukes: Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini (Southeast Asian liver fluke) and Opisthorchis felineus (cat liver fluke) and other Opisthorchis species prevalent in South Asia.

Original publication




Journal article


Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie

Publication Date





1513 - 1520


Department of Internal Medicine 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Germany.


Animals, Humans, Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis, Clonorchiasis, Opisthorchiasis, Europe