alveolar echinococcosis


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Related to alveolar echinococcosis: hydatid disease, echinococcus disease

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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Intolerance of albendazole therapy and failure to control hepatic alveolar echinococcosis in a dog in southern Ontario.
Buck et al., "Assessment of disease activity in alveolar echinococcosis: a comparison of contrast-enhanced ultrasound, three-phase helical CT and [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography," Abdominal Imaging, vol.
Considering alveolar echinococcosis is benign disease, there is no worry about the potential negative side effects of increased growth rate of tumor after PVE in patients with malignant tumor.8
(29.) Wellinghausen N, Gebert P, Kern P, Intreleukin (IL)-4, IL-10 and IL-12 profile in serum of patients with alveolar echinococcosis. Acta Trop 1999; 73 : 165-74.
multilocularis and information concerning alveolar echinococcosis in humans in Lithuania is given in Marcinkute et al.
multilocularis causes alveolar echinococcosis, which clinically produces signs similar to those of a slow-growing malignant tumor.
The cyst of alveolar echinococcosis differs from that of cystic echinococcosis in that it grows by external budding of the germinal membrane with progressive infiltration of the surrounding tissue.
Alveolar echinococcosis of the liver is caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
The imaging findings of alveolar echinococcosis include a solid, semisolid, or multiloculated cystic mass with well-defined margins.
Vuitton, "Profile of cytokine production within the periparasitic granuloma in human alveolar echinococcosis," Acta Tropica, vol.
Human echinococcosis include cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE), which are respectively caused by Echinococcus granulosus (Eg) and Echinococcus multilocularis (Em).
Although a rare disease in humans, alveolar echinococcosis is of considerable public health importance because it can be lethal in up to 100% of untreated patients.