The occurrence of polycystic echinococcosis in Suriname.

  title={The occurrence of polycystic echinococcosis in Suriname.},
  author={B F Oostburg and Martinus Albertus Vrede and Anna E Bergen},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  volume={94 3},
The occurrence of polycystic echinococcosis (PE) caused by Echinococcus vogeli in Suriname is reviewed. Six of the eight known cases, including the first (which was incorrectly diagnosed as cystic hydatid disease caused by E. granulosus) in 1982, are described. The distribution in Suriname of the natural hosts of E. vogeli--the bush dog (Speothus venaticus) and the paca (Agouti paca)--is discussed. Characteristics of the four species recognized in the genus Echinococcus are compared, and all… CONTINUE READING

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