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December 17, 1932

La distomatosis hepatica en Cuba.

JAMA. 1932;99(25):2139. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740770069041

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This is a monographic record of cases of liver fluke disease in Cuba. After brief introductory items come three extensive chapters on human liver fluke disease in Cuba caused by Fasciola hepatica, the well known European sheep liver fluke now cosmopolitan in its distribution. These articles are reprinted from the periodical Vida nueva; other material in this work is new. The parasites are common in Cuban cattle and the human cases described originated on the island. The first article covers two autochthonous cases of the parasite in man. The second and third articles deal with diagnosis and treatment and include other cases of the disease. The authors add reports of cases reported from Cuba by other writers; one of these concerns Clonorchis sinensis. Nine photomicrographs give fine representations of the eggs and embryos of the parasite.