Echinococcosis

What is Echinococcosis?

Cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) is a parasitic disease that affects both humans and mammals, more commonly dogs, horses, sheep and rodents. Both cystic and alveolar echinococcosis develop when humans ingest eggs of Echinococcus granulosus. Direct contact with dogs and consuming vegetables and water contaminated with infected dog feces are important modes of transmission to humans.

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Hello, I am a 46 year British woman 5ft4 and 9 stone 4lbs who has been living in Zambia for 12 years. I have been having some lower back pain over...

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* Usually x-ray does not differentiate hydatid cyst and...

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When I push under right side of my rib cage there is a lump that causes a clicking/popping sensation.
It seems like it is attached under the...

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Feeling a lump causing clicking/popping sensation on pressing in the right lower rib cage is most commonly caused...

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Does a septated hepatic cyst always need to be removed by surgery? Doctors recently found a septated cyst through ultrasound. Last year a cyst was...

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A parasitic cyst usually takes a lot of time to grow, especially a hydatid cyst. These are septate and have internal...

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Hello, I am a 46 year British woman 5ft4 and 9 stone 4lbs who has been living in Zambia for 12 years. I have been having some lower back pain over...

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