Echinococcosis: a review.

  title={Echinococcosis: a review.},
  author={Pedro Moro and Peter Mullineaux Schantz},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={13 2},
Echinococcosis in humans occurs as a result of infection by the larval stages of taeniid cestodes of the genus Echinococcus. In this review we discuss aspects of the biology, life cycle, etiology, distribution, and transmission of the Echinococcus organisms, and the epidemiology, clinical features, treatment, and effect of improved diagnosis of the diseases they cause. New sensitive and specific diagnostic methods and effective therapeutic approaches against echinococcosis have been developed… CONTINUE READING
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