The first locally acquired human infection of Echinococcus multilocularis in The Netherlands

L. van Dommelen, J.H.M.B. Stoot, V.C. Cappendijk, M.A. Abdul Hamid, F.F. Stelma, L. M. Kortbeek, J. van der Giessen, A.M. Oude Lashof

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Abstract

In the northern part of Western Europe, Echinococcus multilocularis is primarily detected in and spreading among foxes. The present case marks E. multilocularis as an emerging pathogen for humans, as it describes the first human case of probably locally acquired E. multilocularis in The Netherlands, with various interesting clinical aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1818-1820
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • HUMAN ALVEOLAR ECHINOCOCCOSIS
  • POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY
  • GENUS ECHINOCOCCUS
  • DISEASE

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