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.
- HUMAN ALVEOLAR ECHINOCOCCOSIS
- GENUS ECHINOCOCCUS
van Dommelen, L., Stoot, J. H. M. B., Cappendijk, V. C., Abdul Hamid, M. A., Stelma, F. F., Kortbeek, L. M., van der Giessen, J., & Oude Lashof, A. M. (2012). The first locally acquired human infection of Echinococcus multilocularis in The Netherlands. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(5), 1818-1820. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.06355-11