The immunodiagnosis of Echinococcus multilocularis infection.

  title={The immunodiagnosis of Echinococcus multilocularis infection.},
  author={David Carmena and Aitziber Benito and Elena Eraso},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={13 5},
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a severe zoonotic disease caused by the metacestode stage of Echinococcus multilocularis. The infection can have fatal consequences in humans if treatment is not provided, so early diagnosis is fundamental for initiating treatment and reducing morbidity and mortality. In addition, detection of the parasite in the definitive host plays a central role in epidemiological studies and surveillance programmes for control of AE. This review presents an overview of the… CONTINUE READING