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.
Epigastric pain: Pain located in the upper and middle region of the abdomen
Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
Jaundice in pregnancy: A yellow discolouration of the skin due to raised levels of bilirubin in the blood stream occurring during pregnancy