Primary extrahepatic alveolar echinococcosis of the lumbar spine and the psoas muscle

  title={Primary extrahepatic alveolar echinococcosis of the lumbar spine and the psoas muscle},
  author={Manuel Nell and Rainer Burgkart and Guntmar Gradl and R{\"u}diger von Eisenhart-Rothe and Christoph J. Schaeffeler and Dennis Trappe and Clarissa U Prazeres da Costa and Reiner Gradinger and Chlodwig Kirchhoff},
  booktitle={Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials},
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) of human being caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is a rare but important zoonosis especially in tempered zones of middle Europe and Northern America with endemic character in many countries. Due to the long incubation period, various clinical manifestations, critical prognosis, and outcome AE presents a serious and severe disease. The primary focus of infection is usually the liver. Although secondary affection of visceral organs is possible extrahepatic AE is… CONTINUE READING


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