alveolar echinococcosis


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alveolar echinococcosis

Infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis, a tapeworm that primarily colonizes foxes, coyotes, voles, and sometimes domestic cats and dogs. It is primarily a disease of the northern hemisphere and is transmitted by the consumption of tapeworm eggs. The larvae grow in a cyst, usually within the liver, but sometimes in adjacent organs, such as the lungs. The tumor in the liver may be initially mistaken for liver cancer.
Synonym: human alveolar echinococcosis; alveolar hydatid disease
See also: echinococcosis
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Improved primary immunodiagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis in humans by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using the Em2plus antigen.
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Alveolar echinococcosis, which is caused by the larval stage of the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, is one of the most dangerous parasitic diseases.
In 1855, the society's scientific journal Verhandlungen der Physicalisch-Medicinischen Gesellschaft (Proceedings of the Physico-Medical Society) published his observations and conclusions about a disease that we know today as alveolar echinococcosis.