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Alveolar echinococcosis

Alveolar echinococcosis: Introduction

Alveolar echinococcosis: A rare parasitic infection caused by the larva of a miniscule tapeworm called Echinococcus multilocularis. Transmission occurs through contact with foxes, coyotes, dogs and cats. The condition results in the development of parasitic tumors in the liver (sometimes other organs such as brain and lungs) but it generally causes no symptom for 5 to 15 years after infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alveolar echinococcosis is available below.

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Definitions of Alveolar echinococcosis:

A north temperate species of tapeworm (CESTODA) whose adult form infects FOXES and wild RODENTS. The larval form can infect humans producing HEPATIC HYDATID CYSTS. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Alveolar echinococcosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alveolar echinococcosis, or a subtype of Alveolar echinococcosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Alveolar echinococcosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Alveolar echinococcosis Info

More information about Alveolar echinococcosis

  1. Alveolar echinococcosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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