Echinococcus vogeli

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E·chi·no·coc·cus vo·ge·'li

a species reported from humid tropical forests of Panama and northern South America causing a polycystic form of human hydatid disease intermediate between cystic and alveolar hydatid disease; the typical cycle involves domestic dogs and wild canids as host of the adult tapeworm, and rodents such as the paca (Cuniculus paca) as the intermediate host for the cystic form.

Echinococcus vogeli

A species that causes polycystic hydatid disease (a neotropical parasitic infection).
See also: Echinococcus


a genus of small tapeworms of the family Taeniidae.

Echinococcus granulosus
a species parasitic in dogs and wolves and occasionally in cats; its larvae may develop in ungulates and macropods, forming hydatid cysts in the liver, lungs, kidneys and/or other organs.
Echinococcus multilocularis
a species whose adult stage usually parasitizes the fox, dog and cat. It resembles E. granulosus, but the larvae form alveolar or multilocular rather than unilocular cysts and occur principally in rodents but can infect humans.
Echinococcus oligarthus
occurs in wild cats with larval stages in rodents.
Echinococcus vogeli
occurs in domestic and wild dogs with intermediate stages in rodents and humans.
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First report of a human case of polycystic echinococcosis due to Echinococcus vogeli from neotropical area of Peru, South America.
Echinococcus vogeli infection in a hunter, French Guiana.
Equinococosis hepatica poliquistica autoctona por Echinococcus vogeli en el Amazonas Venezolano: descripcion de un caso.
Neotropical echinococcosis in Suriname: Echinococcus oligarthrus in the orbit and Echinococcus vogeli in the abdomen.

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