Concepts in immunology and diagnosis of hydatid disease.

  title={Concepts in immunology and diagnosis of hydatid disease.},
  author={Wen-bao Zhang and Jun Li and Donald P McManus},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={16 1},
Echinococcosis is a cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae). The two major species of medical and public health importance are Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, which cause cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE), respectively. Both CE and AE are both serious diseases, the latter especially so, with a high fatality rate and poor prognosis if managed inappropriately. This review… CONTINUE READING


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