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Echinococcosis

  • Kenneth S. Warren
  • Adel A. F. Mahmoud

Abstract

Echinococcosis (hydatid disease) in humans is caused by the larval stage of the canine tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. The infection is a zoonosis, with man being an incidental host to the natural cycle of transmission between carnivores and various herbivorous animals.

Keywords

Adult Worm Hydatid Cyst Cystic Hydatid Disease Liver Cyst Alveolar Hydatid Disease 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth S. Warren
    • 1
  • Adel A. F. Mahmoud
    • 2
  1. 1.Rockefeller FoundationNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.University Hospital of ClevelandClevelandUSA

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