Echinococcus Species - Echinococcosis Infection

Echinococcosis infection is a zoonosis caused in humans by the larval stage of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus.Imaging techniques, such as CT scans, ultrasonography, and MRIs, are used to detect cysts, suggestive of cystic echinococcosis. After a cyst has been detected, serologic tests may be used to confirm the diagnosis.

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Last Update: October 2019