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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2007: Human Alveolar Echinococcosis after Fox Population Increase, Switzerland.
Wellinghausen N, Gebert P, Kern P, Intreleukin (IL)-4, IL-10 and IL-12 profile in serum of patients with alveolar echinococcosis.
multilocularis, the causative agent of the serious zoonosis alveolar echinococcosis, was found in the muskrat in Lithuania.
Liver transplants may be needed in cases of alveolar echinococcosis.
CT and MR findings in cerebral echinococcosis are more characteristic than in cerebral alveolar echinococcosis, but characteristic CT and MR findings of multiloculated cystic alveolar echinococcosis should also be remembered for the differential diagnosis.
Human echinococcal disease can be classified in three forms according to morphologic appearance and the behaviour of the disease; cystic echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus, alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocularis; and polycystic echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus vogeli or Echinococcus oligarthrus.
European echinococcosis registry: human alveolar echinococcosis, Europe, 1982-2000.
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Epidemiology of human alveolar echinococcosis in China.
We are grateful to the Conseil Regional de Franche-Comte and the Mutualite Sociale de Franche-Comte, especially to JeanJacques Laplante, for support of our work on the epidemiology of alveolar echinococcosis in France from the beginning of the data collection.
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is one of the most serious helminthic diseases of humans.
Despite the low incidence of human alveolar echinococcosis in Europe (0.