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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1970 Apr;8(1):8-12. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1970.8.1.8
Copyright © 1970 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Laboratory findings in symptomless clonorchiasis
Dong Wik Choi,Jae Woun Kim and Sang Bin Park
Department of Parasitolgy, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea.
Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea.
Abstract

The duration of infection, frequency of eating raw fresh water fishes, and a series of liver function tests were studied in a group of 23 Korean symptomless cases with Clonorchis sinensis, and compared with those in a control group of uninfected persons. Of 23 lightly infected cases, 11 cases who had been infected for 10 to 20 years was found the highest in percentage(47.8), and 2 had been infected for over 30 years. The frequency of eating raw fresh water fishes ranged from 2 to 35 times. The range of Stoll egg-counts in 23 cases varied from 600 to 8,600 eggs per gram of feces and the average value was approximately 2,800 eggs. A series of liver function tests examined showed normal value in all cases. These results showed no difference in either infected group and its contol group.

Tables


Table 1
Stoll egg-counts in symptomless cases with clonorchiasis


Table 2
Liver function tests in symptomless cases with clonorchiasis


Table 3
Liver function tests in uninfected controls

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