Post-Treatment Follow-Up Study of Abdominal Cystic Echinococcosis in Tibetan Communities of Northwest Sichuan Province, China

@inproceedings{Li2011PostTreatmentFS,
  title={Post-Treatment Follow-Up Study of Abdominal Cystic Echinococcosis in Tibetan Communities of Northwest Sichuan Province, China},
  author={Tiaoying Li and Akira Ito and Renqing Pengcuo and Yasuhito Sako and Xingwang Chen and Dongchuan Qiu and Ning Xiao and Philip Simon Craig},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Human cystic echinococcosis (CE), caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus, with the liver as the most frequently affected organ, is known to be highly endemic in Tibetan communities of northwest Sichuan Province. Antiparasitic treatment with albendazole remains the primary choice for the great majority of patients in this resource-poor remote area, though surgery is the most common approach for CE therapy that has the potential to remove cysts and lead to complete cure… CONTINUE READING

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