Species identification of human echinococcosis using histopathology and genotyping in northwestern China.

@article{Li2008SpeciesIO,
  title={Species identification of human echinococcosis using histopathology and genotyping in northwestern China.},
  author={Tiaoying Li and Akira Ito and Kazuhiro Nakaya and Jiamin. Qiu and Minoru Nakao and Ren Zhen and Ning Xiao and Xingwang Chen and Patrick Giraudoux and Philip Simon Craig},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={585-90}
}
Human cystic echinococcosis, caused by infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus, and alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the larval form of E. multilocularis, are known to be important public health problems in western China. Echinococcus shiquicus is a new species of Echinococcus recently described in wildlife hosts from the eastern Tibetan plateau and its infectivity and/or pathogenicity in humans remain unknown. In the current study, parasite tissues from various organs were… CONTINUE READING
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