Clinical features and treatment of alveolar echinococcosis.

@article{Kern2010ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and treatment of alveolar echinococcosis.},
  author={Peter Kern},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={505-12}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Human alveolar echinococcosis is caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis, occurring in at least 42 countries of the northern hemisphere. Recent studies in Europe and Asia have shown that the endemic area of E. multilocularis is larger than previously known and the parasite has regionally expanded from rural to urban areas. Diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis is supported by results from imaging studies, histopathology and/or nucleic acid detection, and… CONTINUE READING
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