Fasciolopsiasis is caused by Fasciolopsis buski. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, anemia, ascites, toxemia, allergic responses, sensitization caused by the absorption of the worms' allergenic metabolites.
It is estimated that 20 million people are infected worldwide and more than 290 million are at risk
Fasciolopsiasis can be treated with prescription medicine taken by mouth, called praziquantel.
The diagnosis is made by finding the flukes or their eggs in the feces or even in vomit.