L'hydatidose: Echinococcose d'importation en Belgique

Translated title of the contribution: Cystic hydatid disease: Echinococcus imported in Belgium

M. Bezzari, G. Bigaignon, J. Nachega, K. Laasou, J. E. Gigot, A. Ayadi

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Cystic hydatid disease or unilocular echinococcosis is a parasitic disease affecting man after absorption, by unwashed hands or contaminated vegetables, of a dog cestod called Echinococcus granulosus: after an erratic evolution in the human organism, one (or multiple) «hydatid cyst» is delimitated, 2 times out off 3 inside the liver as the amebic cyst. Following a clinical observation, a discussion is open around diagnostic aspects, especially complicated in the rare extra-hepatic localisations of cysts and also about therapeutic approach, mainly yet surgical, for this imported zoonosis diagnosed in Belgium mainly in patients coming from Mediterranean countries.

Translated title of the contributionCystic hydatid disease: Echinococcus imported in Belgium
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)64-71
Number of pages8
JournalLouvain Medical
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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    Bezzari, M., Bigaignon, G., Nachega, J., Laasou, K., Gigot, J. E., & Ayadi, A. (1999). L'hydatidose: Echinococcose d'importation en Belgique. Louvain Medical, 118(1), 64-71.