Problem

Alveolar hydatid disease

Other Names:
Echinococcus multilocularis
Nature:
This is a very serious form of echinococcosis. The disease is transmitted to man through infected faeces of foxes and domestic cats and dogs. When infected, a person develops multiple small cysts that multiply rapidly. Usually occurring in the liver, the result is often fatal.
Incidence:
Alveolar hydatid disease is world-wide in occurrence, but most common in Europe, Russia, Japan, Alaska, Canada and the United States.
Broader Problems:
Echinococcosis
Values:
Disease
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
02.12.2017 – 01:18 CET
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