Centre hospitalier de Creil, Service d’hépato-gastro-entérologie et de nutrition, 60109 Creil cedex
Centre hospitalier universitaire Souro Sanou, Burkina Faso
Hepatic parasitosis remains very frequent in Africa where the level of hygiene is precarious. They are part of a public health problem, associated with considerable mortality with polymorphic clinical expressions. Two groups of parasitosis are identified: parasitosis caused by protozoa and those caused by metazoa. Liver amoebosis, schistosomiasis, cystic echinococcosis, malaria and visceral leishmaniasis are the most common. The liver, through its role as a vascular, metabolic and immune crossroads, is affected by parasites. For ingested parasites, but also for those whose migration involves passage through vessels drained by the portal system, the liver is an anatomical site of choice.