Genomes and Genes
Summary: An infection caused by the infestation of the larval form of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus. The liver, lungs, and kidney are the most common areas of infestation.
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- Biological, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of echinococcosis, a zoonosis of increasing concernJohannes Eckert
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Clin Microbiol Rev 17:107-35. 2004b>Echinococcosis in humans is a zoonotic infection caused by larval stages (metacestodes) of cestode species of the genus Echinococcus...
- Expert consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in humansEnrico Brunetti
Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Center for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Acta Trop 114:1-16. 2010The earlier recommendations of the WHO-Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE) for the treatment of human echinococcosis have had considerable impact in different settings worldwide, but the last major revision was published ..
- Echinococcosis: a reviewPedro Moro
Immunization Safety Office, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D26, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Int J Infect Dis 13:125-33. 2009b>Echinococcosis in humans occurs as a result of infection by the larval stages of taeniid cestodes of the genus Echinococcus...
- Genetic characterization and phylogenetic position of Echinococcus felidis (Cestoda: Taeniidae) from the African lionMarion Hüttner
Department of Parasitology, University of Hohenheim, Emil Wolff Strasse 34, Stuttgart, Germany
Int J Parasitol 38:861-8. 2008..felidis is positioned as a sister taxon of E. granulosus sensu stricto. The data obtained will facilitate the development of diagnostic tools necessary to study the epidemiology of this enigmatic parasite...
- Present situation of cystic echinococcosis in Central AsiaPaul R Torgerson
WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Parasitol Int 55:S207-12. 2006Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus has always been an endemic disease in central Asia...
- Genotyping of human cystic echinococcosis in Xinjiang, PR ChinaJ M Bart
First Teaching Hospital, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830000, PR China
Parasitology 133:571-9. 2006..Region, multi-ethnic province in northwestern China, is one of the most important foci of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) in the world...
- Molecular genetic characterization of the Fennoscandian cervid strain, a new genotypic group (G10) of Echinococcus granulosusA Lavikainen
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, P O Box 21, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
Parasitology 127:207-15. 2003..granulosus form represents a distinct, previously undescribed genotype of E. granulosus. The novel genotype is hereby named as the Fennoscandian cervid strain (G10)...
- Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus EchinococcusR C Andrew Thompson
WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150, Murdoch, Australia
Trends Parasitol 18:452-7. 2002..public health problem worldwide and, in several regions, the aetiological agents of cystic hydatid disease/echinococcosis are extending their range...
- Role of pet dogs and cats in the transmission of helminthic zoonoses in Europe, with a focus on echinococcosis and toxocarosisPeter Deplazes
Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Vet Parasitol 182:41-53. 2011..In humans, echinococcosis has emerged in Europe and toxocarosis is still persisting in large endemic areas despite the availability of ..
- Proteomic characterisation of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid from sheep, cattle and humansAmmar Aziz
Qld Tropical Health Alliance, James Cook University, Queensland, 4870, Australia
J Proteomics 74:1560-72. 2011....
- Global socioeconomic impact of cystic echinococcosisChristine M Budke
University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Emerg Infect Dis 12:296-303. 2006Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an emerging zoonotic parasitic disease throughout the world. Human incidence and livestock prevalence data of CE were gathered from published literature and the Office International des Epizooties databases...
- Prevention and control of cystic echinococcosisPhilip S Craig
Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, UK
Lancet Infect Dis 7:385-94. 2007Human cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) continues to be a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in many parts of the world...
- Role of dog behaviour and environmental fecal contamination in transmission of Echinococcus multilocularis in Tibetan communitiesA Vaniscotte
Department of Chrono Environment, UMR UFC CNRS 6249 aff INRA, University of Franche Comte, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France
Parasitology 138:1316-29. 2011..multilocularis peri-domestic cycles and to identify behavioural parameters required to model E. multilocularis transmission in this region...
- Assessment of the epidemiological status of Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in France using ELISA coprotests on fox faeces collected in the fieldF Raoul
Department of Biology and Ecophysiology, Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention and Treatment of Human Echinococcoses, University of Franche Comte, Besancon, France
Int J Parasitol 31:1579-88. 2001..These results indicate that E. multilocularis coproantigen detection in field faeces could serve for large-scale surveillance, as an alternative to necropsy...
- Metabolic viability assessment of cystic echinococcosis using high-field 1H MRS of cyst contentsWaldemar Hosch
Department of Radiodiagnostics, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
NMR Biomed 21:734-54. 2008Cystic echinococcosis is a worldwide disease caused by larval stages of the parasite Echinococcus granulosus (canine tapeworm)...
- Proteomic analysis of the Echinococcus granulosus metacestode during infection of its intermediate hostKarina M Monteiro
Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Cestódeos e Laboratório de Genômica Estrutural e Funcional, Centro de Biotecnologia, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Proteomics 10:1985-99. 2010..Overall, our results provide valuable information on parasite survival strategies in the adverse host environment and on the molecular mechanisms underpinning CHD immunopathology...
- Modulation of dendritic cell differentiation and cytokine secretion by the hydatid cyst fluid of Echinococcus granulosusJoão H C Kanan
Departamento de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Immunology 118:271-8. 2006..The possible role of dendritic cell modulation in regulating the host immune response to hydatid cysts is discussed...
- Worldwide epidemiology of liver hydatidosis including the Mediterranean areaGiuseppe Grosso
Department G F Ingrassia Section of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
World J Gastroenterol 18:1425-37. 2012The worldwide incidence and prevalence of cystic echinococcosis have fallen dramatically over the past several decades. Nonetheless, infection with Echinococcus granulosus (E...
- The taxonomy, phylogeny and transmission of EchinococcusR C A Thompson
WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Wouth Street, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia
Exp Parasitol 119:439-46. 2008The application of molecular tools to the characterisation of the aetiological agents of echinococcosis has revealed a series of largely host-adapted species and genotypes that are maintained in distinct cycles of transmission...
- A canine purgation study and risk factor analysis for echinococcosis in a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateauChristine M Budke
Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Vet Parasitol 127:43-49. 2005The Tibetan plateau of western China has been shown to have a very high prevalence of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus and human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocularis...
- Copro-diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus infection in dogs by amplification of a newly identified repeated DNA sequenceIbrahim Abbasi
Department of Parasitology, The Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:324-30. 2003..granulosus-infected dogs. It is suggested that this copro-PCR assay has the potential for pre-mortem diagnosis of E. granulosus infection even in areas where E. granulosus and E. multilocularis are co-endemic...
- Cystic echinococcosis in sub-Saharan AfricaKerstin Wahlers
First Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital of University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Lancet Infect Dis 12:871-80. 2012Cystic echinococcosis is regarded as endemic in sub-Saharan Africa; however, for most countries only scarce data, if any, exist...
- Echinococcus multilocularis infections in domestic dogs and cats from Germany and other European countriesViktor Dyachenko
Institute of Parasitology, University of Leipzig, An den Tierkliniken 35, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Vet Parasitol 157:244-53. 2008..The high proportion of E. multilocularis-positive samples, suggest domestic dogs and cats as a possible source of E. multilocularis infection for humans...
- Echinococcosis: costs, losses and social consequences of a neglected zoonosisG Battelli
Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria e Patologia Animale, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Vet Res Commun 33:47-52. 2009The socio-economic impact of echinococcosis, with special reference to cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is reviewed...
- Canine echinococcosis in northwest Libya: assessment of coproantigen ELISA, and a survey of infection with analysis of risk-factorsI E Buishi
Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Bioscience Research Institute and School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK
Vet Parasitol 130:223-32. 2005In order to determine the prevalence and risk factors for canine echinococcosis in different endemic localities in the Tripoli area of northwest Libya, stray dogs were examined post-mortem, and owned dogs screened for Echinococcus ..
- The impact of globalisation on the distribution of Echinococcus multilocularisRebecca K Davidson
Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Pb750 Sentrum, N 0106 Oslo, Norway
Trends Parasitol 28:239-47. 2012In the past three decades, Echinococcus multilocularis, the cause of human alveolar echinococcosis, has been reported in several new countries both in definitive hosts (canids) as well as in people...
- Molecular characterization of Echinococcus isolates indicates goats as reservoir for Echinococcus canadensis G6 genotype in Neuquén, Patagonia ArgentinaS V Soriano
Catedra de Microbiologia y Parasitologia, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Nacional del Comahue Buenos Aires 1400, 8300 Neuquen, Argentina
Parasitol Int 59:626-8. 2010Human cystic echinococcosis is a highly endemic zoonotic disease in the province of Neuquén, Patagonia Argentina, although a hydatid control programme has been carried out since 1970...
- Echinococcus granulosus infection and options for control of cystic echinococcosis in Tibetan communities of Western Sichuan Province, ChinaYu Rong Yang
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e426. 2009Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is highly endemic in the Tibetan regions of Sichuan where most families keep guard dogs and where there are considerable numbers of ownerless/stray dogs...
- Intradural extramedullary spinal hydatidosis: case reportA Kaen
Hospital 12 de Octubre Madrid Spain
Neurocirugia (Astur) 20:282-7. 2009..We report a case of recurrent hydatid disease that presented unusual intradural dissemination. Prognosis for spinal hydatid disease remains very poor and comparable to that of a malignant neoplasm...
- Echinococcus shiquicus n. sp., a taeniid cestode from Tibetan fox and plateau pika in ChinaNing Xiao
Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan
Int J Parasitol 35:693-701. 2005..Hydatid cysts of E. shiquicus found in the livers from the pikas were essentially unilocular but an oligovesicular cyst was also found. The data of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences proved E. shiquicus to be a valid taxon...
- Bone hydatid diseaseX H Song
Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, China
Postgrad Med J 83:536-42. 2007..However, most of these drugs are still in the experimental stage or are in the early stages of clinical use...
- Evidence for an increasing presence of Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in The NetherlandsKatsuhisa Takumi
Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Int J Parasitol 38:571-8. 2008Echinococcus multilocularis, a tapeworm causing alveolar echinococcosis which is considered a serious zoonosis known to affect humans, appears to be expanding its geographical range in Europe...
- Several strains of Echinococcus granulosus infect livestock and humans in ArgentinaLaura Kamenetzky
Instituto Nacional de Microbiologia, ANLIS Dr Carlos G Malbran, Av Velez Sarsfield 563, CP 1281, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Infect Genet Evol 2:129-36. 2002..These findings may have important consequences for human health and the control of hydatid disease. Within-strain differences were also observed, showing the potential of variation of E. granulosus...
- Spinal hydatid disease: a case seriesMukund M Prabhakar
Department of Orthopedics, B J Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
J Spinal Cord Med 28:426-31. 2005..Hydatid disease of the spine is a rare condition with a poor prognosis that presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges...
- Modelling the transmission dynamics of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs in rural KazakhstanP R Torgerson
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Parasitology 126:417-24. 2003Cystic echinococcosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is an emerging disease in many parts of the world and, in particular, in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This paper examines the abundance of infection of E...
- Update on cystic hydatid diseaseEnrico Brunetti
Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia IRCCS S Matteo Hospital Foundation, Pavia, Italy
Curr Opin Infect Dis 22:497-502. 2009Cystic echinococcosis, or cystic hydatidosis, is a complex, chronic disease with a cosmopolitan distribution. In humans, its clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe, rarely even fatal disease...
- Clinical management of cystic echinococcosis: state of the art, problems, and perspectivesThomas Junghanss
Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:301-11. 2008Clinical management of cystic echinococcosis (CE) has evolved over decades without adequate evaluation of important features such as efficacy, effectiveness, rate of adverse reactions, relapse rate, and cost...
- The prevalence, intensity and viability of hydatid cysts in slaughtered animals in the Ardabil province of Northwest IranA Daryani
Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PC 48168 95475, Sari, Iran
J Helminthol 81:13-7. 2007..001) was only found in sheep and cattle. Most cases which were condemned were seen in the lungs of sheep (13.4%) indicating that sheep are the most important intermediate hosts for Echinococcus granulosus in this area...
- Intraperitoneal Echinococcus multilocularis infection in mice modulates peritoneal CD4+ and CD8+ regulatory T cell developmentNaceur Mejri
Institute of Parasitology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Parasitol Int 60:45-53. 2011..multilocularis-infected mice...
- Rodents as shared indicators for zoonotic parasites of carnivores in urban environmentsL A Reperant
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Parasitology 136:329-37. 2009..These results highlight the potential value of rodents as shared indicators for these pathogens...
- Echinococcosis in China, a review of the epidemiology of Echinococcus sppZhenghuan Wang
School of Life Science, East China Normal University, 200062 Shanghai, China
Ecohealth 5:115-26. 2008Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are highly significant infectious diseases occurring worldwide and caused by metacestodes of tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, respectively...
- Canine echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: using prevalence data adjusted for measurement error to develop transmission dynamics modelsI Ziadinov
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Int J Parasitol 38:1179-90. 2008b>Echinococcosis is a major emerging zoonosis in central Asia. A cross-sectional study of dogs in four villages in rural Kyrgyzstan was undertaken to investigate the epidemiology and transmission of Echinococcus spp...
- Molecular cross-talk in host-parasite relationships: the intriguing immunomodulatory role of Echinococcus antigen B in cystic echinococcosisAlessandra Siracusano
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
Int J Parasitol 38:1371-6. 2008Cystic echinococcosis (CE), a zoonosis caused by the development of Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm larvae in the internal organs of ungulates and humans, continues to pose a major public health burden in underdeveloped and ..
- Recent advances in the immunology and diagnosis of echinococcosisWenbao Zhang
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 47:24-41. 2006b>Echinococcosis is a cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae)...
- Modeling the transmission of Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis in dogs for a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateauChristine M Budke
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
Int J Parasitol 35:163-70. 2005..29-0.77, infections per year for E. multilocularis assuming a 5 month parasite lifespan or 0.85, with a 95% credibility interval of 0.47-1.25 infections per year, assuming a 3 month E. multilocularis lifespan in dogs...
- Hydatid disease: radiologic and pathologic features and complicationsI Pedrosa
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense, c Martin Lagos s n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Radiographics 20:795-817. 2000..CT allows precise assessment of osseous lesions, whereas MR imaging is superior in demonstrating neural involvement. Familiarity with atypical manifestations of hydatid disease may be helpful in making a prompt, accurate diagnosis...
- Present situation of echinococcosis in the Middle East and Arabic North AfricaSeyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi
Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, P O Box 71345 1735, Iran
Parasitol Int 55:S197-202. 2006b>Echinococcosis is one of the major zoonotic parasitic diseases in the Middle East and Arabic North Africa from Morocco to Egypt. Both cystic and alveolar echinococcosis has been reported from these areas...
- Mechanisms of immunity in hydatid disease: implications for vaccine developmentWenbao Zhang
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
J Immunol 181:6679-85. 2008The Echinococcus organisms, the cause of echinococcosis (hydatid disease), are parasitic helminths with life cycles involving a carnivorous definitive host (usually dog or fox) and an intermediate host (human, ungulate, or rodent)...
- Echinococcosis: diagnosis and diagnostic interpretation in population studiesPaul R Torgerson
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
Trends Parasitol 25:164-70. 2009Diagnosis is a basic component of population studies on echinococcosis. Other than careful necropsy in animals, there is no perfect gold standard...
- Antigens for the immunodiagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus infection: An updateDavid Carmena
Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain
Acta Trop 98:74-86. 2006..The paper highlights the need to search for new antigenic components with high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity, a fact that remains a crucial task in the improvement of the immunodiagnosis of the disease...
- Grass height and transmission ecology of Echinococcus multilocularis in Tibetan communities, ChinaQian Wang
Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
Chin Med J (Engl) 123:61-7. 2010Alveolar echinococcosis is a major zoonosis of public health significance in western China. Overgrazing was recently assumed as a potential risk factor for transmission of alveolar echinococcosis...
- Molecular evidence of the camel strain (G6 genotype) of Echinococcus granulosus in humans from Turkana, KenyaAdriano Casulli
Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:29-32. 2010Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic helminthic disease, which is widely distributed throughout the world...
- Study of cystic echinococcosis in slaughtered animals in Al Baha region, Saudi Arabia: interaction between some biotic and abiotic factorsMohamed M Ibrahim
Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
Acta Trop 113:26-33. 2010The variation in cystic echinococcosis (CE) prevalence and mean intensity was studied in relation to site, season and host age and sex...
- Wilderness in the city: the urbanization of Echinococcus multilocularisPeter Deplazes
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
Trends Parasitol 20:77-84. 2004..regions of the small fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, the aetiological agent of human alveolar echinococcosis. Novel tools have facilitated the investigation of the ecology of urban foxes and have demonstrated the urban ..
- A PCR system for detection of species and genotypes of the Echinococcus granulosus-complex, with reference to the epidemiological situation in eastern AfricaAnke Dinkel
Department of Parasitology, University of Hohenheim, Emil Wolff Strasse 34, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Int J Parasitol 34:645-53. 2004..ortleppi (G5) in livestock from Kenya and the Sudan...
- Climate and environmental factors influencing Echinococcus multilocularis occurrence in the Slovak RepublicMartina Miterpakova
Parasitological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Department of Parasitozoonoses, Hlinkova 3, 04001 Kosice, Slovak Republic
Ann Agric Environ Med 13:235-42. 2006..parasitologically for infections with Echinococcus multilocularis, causative agent of serious alveolar echinococcosis in humans...
- Hydatid cysts: does every picture tell a story?Michael T Rogan
Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK
Trends Parasitol 22:431-8. 2006Ultrasound imaging is an effective aid to the detection of abdominal cystic echinococcosis. Recently, the images produced have provided more information than just a diagnosis...
- Canid immunity to Echinococcus spp.: impact on transmissionP R Torgerson
WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, Zurich, Switzerland
Parasite Immunol 28:295-303. 2006..In addition the age structure of the canid population could affect transmission...
- Cystic and alveolar echinococcosis: an epidemiological survey in a Tibetan population in southeast Qinghai, ChinaSen Hai Yu
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China
Jpn J Infect Dis 61:242-6. 2008An epidemiological investigation on echinococcosis was made in Jiuzhi County of Qinghai Province, western China. Ultrasonography and an indirect hemagglutination test revealed a morbidity of 8.0% (124/1,549) and a seroprevalence of 25...
- Transmission ecology of Echinococcus multilocularis: what are the ranges of parasite stability among various host communities in China?Patrick Giraudoux
Department of Environmental Biology EA3184 usc INRA, Universite de Franche Comte, Place Leclerc, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France
Parasitol Int 55:S237-46. 2006..in habitat favourable to suitable intermediate hosts and emergence or re-emergence of the zoonosis alveolar echinococcosis in many areas...
- Molecular characterization of a novel gene encoding an 8-kDa-subunit of antigen B from Echinococcus granulosus genotypes 1 and 6Wulamu Mamuti
Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Midorigaoka Higashi 2 1 1 1, Asahikawa 078 8510, Japan
Parasitol Int 56:313-6. 2007..granulosus genotypes 1 and 6 by PCR, and named as EgG1AgB8/5 and EgG6AgB8/5, respectively. The phylogenetic relationship of these genes with other genes encoding the antigen B 8-kDa-subunit monomers was also discussed...
- Modelling the spatial distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in foxesD R J Pleydell
Centre for Environmental Systems Research, Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester M5 4WT, UK
Acta Trop 91:253-65. 2004Alveolar echinococcosis is a rare but fatal disease in humans and is caused by the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. The densities of fox and grassland rodent populations and the interactions between them influence E...
- A lasting solution is hard to achieve in primary hydatid disease of the spine: long-term results and an overviewHaci Mustafa Ozdemir
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Meram School of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:932-7. 2004..Retrospective evaluation of patients with primary hydatid disease was done, with an overview of the pertinent literature. OBJECTIVES.: To determine the results of surgical decompression and antihelminthic treatment...
- Thioredoxin peroxidase from Echinococcus granulosus: a candidate to extend the antigenic panel for the immunodiagnosis of human cystic echinococcosisPaola Margutti
Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 00161 Rome, Italy
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 60:279-85. 2008The currently available tests for the diagnosis of cystic echinococcosis (CE), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and immunoblotting (IB) lack sensitivity and specificity, and antigen panels need standardizing...
- Frequency distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis and other helminths of foxes in KyrgyzstanI Ziadinov
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Vet Parasitol 171:286-92. 2010b>Echinococcosis is a major emerging zoonosis in central Asia...
- Genetic classification of Echinococcus granulosus cysts from humans, cattle and camels in Libya using mutation scanning-based analysis of mitochondrial lociMahmud H Abushhewa
Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
Mol Cell Probes 24:346-51. 2010..The present study provides a foundation for future large-scale studies of the epidemiology and ecology of E. granulosus in Libya and other African countries...
- Immunodiagnosis of Echinococcus infections: confirmatory testing and species differentiation by a new commercial Western BlotM Liance
Laboratoire de Parasitologie Mycologie, Hôpital Henri Mondor AP HP, et Université Paris XII, 94010 Creteil, France
J Clin Microbiol 38:3718-21. 2000..for serodiagnosis and differentiation between two human parasitic infections of worldwide importance: cystic echinococcosis, due to Echinococcus granulosus, and alveolar echinococcosis, due to E. multilocularis...
- Primary solitary Echinococcosis in cervical spine. Postsurgical successful outcome after long-term albendazole treatmentR García-Vicuña
Rheumatology Unit, Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:520-3. 2000..A case report of a young man with isolated cervical hydatidosis treated postoperatively with sustained cyclical albendazole therapy for 9 years of follow-up...
- Environmental changes impacting Echinococcus transmission: research to support predictive surveillance and controlJo An M Atkinson
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Glob Chang Biol 19:677-88. 2013b>Echinococcosis, resulting from infection with tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, has a global distribution with 2-3 million people affected and 200,000 new cases diagnosed annually...
- Infection of humans and animals with Echinococcus granulosus (G1 and G3 strains) and E. ortleppi in Southern BrazilMario L de la Rue
Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Federal University of S Maria, Av Roraima 1000, 97 105 900 S Maria, RS, Brazil
Vet Parasitol 177:97-103. 2011The Rio Grande do Sul state, in Southern Brazil, is one of the foci of human cystic echinococcosis (CE)...
- Specific detection of Echinococcus spp. from the Tibetan fox (Vulpes ferrilata) and the red fox (V. vulpes) using copro-DNA PCR analysisWeibin Jiang
School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, No 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, People s Republic of China
Parasitol Res 111:1531-9. 2012..The efficiency of our multiplex nested PCR methods were compared with previous polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) methods and some problems associated with the copro-PCR were discussed...
- Diagnosing and staging of cystic echinococcosis: how do CT and MRI perform in comparison to ultrasound?Marija Stojkovic
Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1880. 2012..This is of particular importance for cysts that are not accessible by US and because of the increasing availability and overuse of CT and MR imaging...
- Age, season and spatio-temporal factors affecting the prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis and Taenia taeniaeformis in Arvicola terrestrisPierre Burlet
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr, 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Parasit Vectors 4:6. 2011..The absolute age of the voles was calculated based on their eye lens weights, and we included the mean day temperature and mean precipitation experienced by each individual as independent factors...
- A comprehensive molecular survey of Echinococcus granulosus in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues in human isolates in TurkeySami Simsek
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
Parasitol Res 109:411-6. 2011Cystic echinococcosis (CE) due to the formation of a hydatic cyst is a disease commonly seen in humans and animals that can be mortal sometimes...
- Is high prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in wild and domestic animals associated with disease incidence in humans?B Gottstein
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Emerg Infect Dis 7:408-12. 2001..Comparative statistical analyses of seroprevalence and clinical incidence showed an increase in Em2-seroprevalence from 1986 and 1996-97 but no increase in clinical incidence of alveolar hydatid disease...
- Concepts in immunology and diagnosis of hydatid diseaseWenbao Zhang
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
Clin Microbiol Rev 16:18-36. 2003b>Echinococcosis is a cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae). The two major species of medical and public health importance are Echinococcus granulosus and E...
- Understanding the laminated layer of larval Echinococcus II: immunologyAlvaro Diaz
Cátedra de Inmunología Departamento de Biociencias, Facultad de Química IQB, Facultad de Ciencias Universidad de la República, Montevideo CP 11600, Uruguay
Trends Parasitol 27:264-73. 2011..layer (LL) is the massive carbohydrate-rich structure that protects Echinococcus larvae, which cause cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) and alveolar echinococcosis...
- A retrospective analysis of human cystic echinococcosis in Hamedan province, an endemic region of IranN A Ahmadi
Parasitology and Mycology Department, Shahid Beheshti University M C, Darband Street, Tajrish, P O Box 19395 4618, Tehran, Iran
Ann Trop Med Parasitol 102:603-9. 2008..the medical files of the patients who, between 1992 and 2006, underwent surgery for the treatment of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in one of the three university hospitals in Hamedan province, in western Iran, were explored...
- Combined medical and surgical treatment of intracardiac hydatid cysts in 11 patientsAlireza Molavipour
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
J Card Surg 25:143-6. 2010b>Echinococcosis is a human parasitic disease common in sheep-rearing regions, which is caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granolosus and can involve any heart region...
- [Cytokine profile in human hydatidosis: possible role in the immunosurveillance of patients infected with Echinococcus granulosus]D Mezioug
Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire, Faculte des Sciences Biologiques, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, BP 32, El Alia, 16111, Alger, Algerie
Parasite 16:57-64. 2009....
- Hydatid cyst of the kidney. A report of 147 controlled casesA Horchani
Department of Urology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Eur Urol 38:461-7. 2000..We report our experience in the management of 147 hydatid cysts of the kidney over an 11-year period...
- Cardiac hydatid cysts with intracavitary expansionM Kaplan
Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Ann Thorac Surg 71:1587-90. 2001..Hydatid cyst disease is a significant health problem for undeveloped and developing countries. Although cardiac involvement is rare, early diagnosis and treatment of this situation is important...
- Hydatidosis in camels (Camelus dromedarius) and their potential role in the epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus in IranN A Ahmadi
Parasitology and Mycology Department, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
J Helminthol 79:119-25. 2005..3%) was significantly higher than that of lung cysts (55.8%) and other organs (57.1%). The role of camels in the epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus in Iran is discussed...
- Critical points in the immunodiagnosis of cystic echinococcosis in humansA Siracusano
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie e Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma, Italy
Parassitologia 46:401-3. 2004This study discusses the immunodiagnosis of cystic echinococcosis (ce, caused by Echinococcus granulosus)...
- EchinococcosisDonald P McManus
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research and The University of Queensland, Queensland 4029, Brisbane, Australia
Lancet 362:1295-304. 2003b>Echinococcosis is a near-cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae)...
- Cystic echinococcosis in Greece. Past and presentS Sotiraki
VRI NAGREF, 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
Parasite 17:205-10. 2010Cystic echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease with a wide geographical distribution, Greece included, and is considered to be a serious problem for the public health and the livestock economy...
- Surgical treatment of cardiac hydatid disease in 13 patientsEylem Tuncer
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, 34846 Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey
Tex Heart Inst J 37:189-93. 2010..Cardiac hydatidosis was established as a component of multiorgan echinococcosis in 8 patients, and it was diagnosed upon echocardiographic examination in the other 5 during investigation of ..
- Comparative genotyping of Echinococcus granulosus infecting buffalo in Iran using cox1 geneArash Amin Pour
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Parasitol Res 108:1229-34. 2011....
- Choropleth mapping of regional count data of Echinococcus multilocularis among red foxes in Lower Saxony, GermanyO Berke
Institute of Biometry, Epidemiology and Information Processing, School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bünteweg 2, 30559 Hannover, Germany
Prev Vet Med 52:119-31. 2001..infection in foxes and with high fox population density pose high risk for the human population for alveolar echinococcosis. Spatial statistical methods were used to analyse regional count data obtained from 5365 hunted or found-dead ..
- The Echinococcus granulosus antigen B gene family comprises at least 10 unique genes in five subclasses which are differentially expressedWenbao Zhang
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e784. 2010..It is generally accepted that EgAgB is comprised of a gene family of five subfamilies which are highly polymorphic, but the actual number of genes present is unknown...
- Perspective on control options for Echinococcus multilocularis with particular reference to JapanA Ito
Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan
Parasitology 127:S159-72. 2003..and animals infected with Echinococcus multilocularis and an overview of the current situation of alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in Japan, perspectives on control options are discussed with reference to different epidemiological ..
- Albendazole for the treatment of echinococcosisJohn Horton
GlaxoSmithKline, GSK House, 980, Great West Road, Brentford, UK
Fundam Clin Pharmacol 17:205-12. 2003..with albendazole, it has become an important component in the overall management of both cystic and alveolar echinococcosis. This paper reviews some of the key steps and issues facing those who work in clinical research and who deal ..
- Albendazole plus praziquantel versus albendazole alone as a pre-operative treatment in intra-abdominal hydatisosis caused by Echinococcus granulosusF Cobo
General Surgery Department, Virgen del Camino Hospital, Pamplona, Spain
Trop Med Int Health 3:462-6. 1998..To compare the effects of a combined medication of albendazole (10 mg/kg/day) plus praziquantel (25 mg/kg/day) to those of albendazole alone at different doses (10 and 20 mg/kg/day)...
- Immunomodulatory mechanisms during Echinococcus granulosus infectionAlessandra Siracusano
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italy
Exp Parasitol 119:483-9. 2008..pathologic events that ensue after humans ingest the eggs of Echinococcus granulosus and continue while cystic echinococcosis develops, provide an excellent example illustrating the evasive strategies helminth parasites use to develop, ..
- Improved immunodiagnosis of cystic hydatid disease by using a synthetic peptide with higher diagnostic value than that of its parent protein, Echinococcus granulosus antigen BG Gonzalez-Sapienza
Catedra de Immunologia, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
J Clin Microbiol 38:3979-83. 2000..In view of its high diagnostic value and its nature as a well-defined reproducible antigen, p176 could conveniently be used as a reference standard antigen in the diagnosis of hydatid disease...
- Serodiagnosis of Echinococcus spp. infection: explorative selection of diagnostic antigens by peptide microarrayClaudia List
Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e771. 2010..For serodiagnosis of echinococcosis, especially cystic disease, most screening tests rely on crude or purified Echinococcus granulosus hydatid ..
- Echinococcosis/hydatidosis: a severe threat in Mediterranean countriesA Dakkak
Department of Pathology and Veterinary Public Health, Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases Unit, Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, B P 60202, Rabat Instituts, Morocco
Vet Parasitol 174:2-11. 2010b>Echinococcosis/hydatidosis is one of the most important parasitic zoonotic diseases in the world. Both cystic hydatidosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by E...
- Coproantigens in taeniasis and echinococcosisJames C Allan
Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Bioscience Research Institute University of Salford, UK
Parasitol Int 55:S75-80. 2006..or molecular diagnostic techniques has improved the diagnosis of the taeniid cestode infections, echinococcosis and taeniasis...
- Recent advances in characterization of Echinococcus antigen BWulamu Mamuti
Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan
Parasitol Int 55:S57-62. 2006..that the recombinant EgAgB8/2 (rEgAgB8/2) provides better performance in serodiagnosis of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) than does the recombinant EgAgB8/1 (rEgAgB8/1)...
- Echinococcosis: an emerging or re-emerging zoonosis?J Eckert
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurer Strasse 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
Int J Parasitol 30:1283-94. 2000..review is a critical discussion of factors actually or potentially contributing to persistence or emergence of echinococcosis in humans...
- Echinococcus granulosus antigen B gene family: further studies of strain polymorphism at the genomic and transcriptional levelsPatricia Marcela Muzulin
Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS Dr Carlos G Malbran, Av Velez Sarsfield 563, Buenos Aires 1281, Argentina
Exp Parasitol 118:156-64. 2008..Interestingly, AgB2 transcripts that were probably processed by an aberrant splicing mechanism leading to a non-functional B2 protein were found in G7 strain...
- Phase II clinical trial of stage specific treatment of cystic echinococcosis (EchThomas Junghanss; Fiscal Year: 2010DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cystic echinococcosis (CE, hydatid disease) is one of the most neglected parasitic diseases of worldwide prevalence. Hydatid cysts occur mainly in the liver (70%) and the lung (20%)...
- PARASITIC DISEASES RESEARCH IN AFRICAJames Kazura; Fiscal Year: 1999..tools to study specific aspects of host-parasite relationship in schistosomiasis, bancroftian filariasis and echinococcosis. The proposed interdependent and multidisciplinary studies will address 1) the determinants of specific ..
- Ecosystem disturbance and multiscale transmission of a zoonotic wildlife pathogenPhilip Craig; Fiscal Year: 2007..model will be applied at regional scale and tested using simulations that will enable disease (echinococcosis) risk forecasting and development of optimal control/intervention strategies for high risk communities...
- Vaccine induced resistance against E. granulosus in dogsWenbao Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2007Hydatid disease (echinococcosis) is a cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by the tape-worm Echinococcus granulosus in the intestine of dogs...