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 contribution||Cystic hydatid disease: Echinococcus imported in Belgium|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
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