Coincidance of Echinococcus Granulosus and Echinococcus Multilocularis in the Same Patient : A Case Report

Journal Title: International Journal of Echinococcoses - Year 2022, Vol 1, Issue 1

Abstract

Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the larval form of the Echinococcus spp. The species that most commonly cause infection in humans are E. granulosus and E. multilocularis. While E. granulosus causes cystic echinococcosis (CE) disease, E. multilocularis causes alveolar echinococcosis (AE) disease. Both forms of the disease are most common in the liver in humans. In areas where the disease is endemic, AE and CE are rarely seen together in the same patient. Living in rural areas and insufficient self-care due to mental retardation may cause an increased incidence of both forms of the disease. It is possible to make the differential diagnosis of AE and CE by examining the cysts during surgery and with imaging methods. Percutaneous treatment method and conservative surgical methods can be preferred in the treatment of CE. However, percutaneous treatment and conservative surgery have no place in AE. Resection should be performed in patients in the surgical treatment of AE.

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Ercan Korkut, Nurhak Aksungur, Necip Altundas, Salih Kara, Gurkan Ozturk

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  • EP ID EP701983
  • DOI 10.5455/IJE.2021.09.06
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Ercan Korkut, Nurhak Aksungur, Necip Altundas, Salih Kara, Gurkan Ozturk (2022). Coincidance of Echinococcus Granulosus and Echinococcus Multilocularis in the Same Patient : A Case Report. International Journal of Echinococcoses, 1(1), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-701983