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How do liver flukes harm their human host?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Injury over time

Liver flukes cause chronic inflammation of the biliary system which can over time lead to scarring or abnormal tissues/cells or other problems.
Chronic liver fluke infection increase the risks for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), gallstones, pancreatitis, liver abscess, and other problems of the biliary tract.

In brief: Injury over time

Liver flukes cause chronic inflammation of the biliary system which can over time lead to scarring or abnormal tissues/cells or other problems.
Chronic liver fluke infection increase the risks for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), gallstones, pancreatitis, liver abscess, and other problems of the biliary tract.
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