Echinococcosis granulosus/cysticus of the tibia

@article{Schneppenheim2003EchinococcosisGO,
  title={Echinococcosis granulosus/cysticus of the tibia},
  author={Markus Schneppenheim and Jorg Jerosch},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={123},
  pages={107-111}
}
Hydatid disease is caused by the parasitic tapeworm Echinococcus. There are three species: E. granulosus, E. alveolaris and E. voegeli. Only E. alveolaris and E. granulosus are important for human infections. These two species are totally divergent in their manner of infestation. Hydatid disease is a rare parasitic disease that primary involves the liver and the lung. Skeletal disease is rare, accounting for less than 2% of all hydatid lesions, and often presents as a clinical and radiologic… CONTINUE READING
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