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Disseminated alveolar echinococcosis resembling metastatic malignancy: a case report

Published inJournal of medical case reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 113
Publication date2017

Alveolar echinococcosis is a potentially lethal zoonosis caused by larval forms of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. Humans are aberrant intermediate hosts who become infected by ingestion of egg-contaminated food or water or via physical contact with domestic or wild animals that carry the parasite in their small intestine. In humans, the disease usually affects the liver and can spread to other organs causing metastatic infiltration. In this report, we describe an advanced presentation of human alveolar echinococcosis mimicking metastatic malignancy.

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CAIRE NAIL, l et al. Disseminated alveolar echinococcosis resembling metastatic malignancy: a case report. In: Journal of medical case reports, 2017, vol. 11, n° 1, p. 113. doi: 10.1186/s13256-017-1279-2
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