Parasitic causes of pancreatic and biliary tract disease: A growing concern in a highly mobile population

D. E. Bernstein, Gordon Dickinson, K. J. Kim, M. A. Al Karawi, Jamie S Barkin

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A leading cause of biliary tract disease and pancreatitis worldwide is parasitic disease. In the United States, increased global travel and the AIDS epidemic has led to a rise in the frequency of parasitic disease. Biliary disease and pancreatic disease secondary to parasitic infestation is relatively new in this country, with the first case being described in 1977. These diseases are no longer the exclusive realm of infectious disease specialists and require general practitioners and gastroenterologists to be well versed in the spectrum of parasitic pancreatic and biliary disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 26 1994


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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