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Current Topics in Echinococcosis

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Autonomous University Foundation of the Americas

Echinococcosis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in certain areas of the world, tropical and non-tropical, particularly in rural settings. This book includes different topics with regard to the epidemiology, biology, clinical manifestations, treatment and prevention of the wide spectrum of diseases caused by the different species of Echinococcus involved in human and animal infection, with an aim to update the most significant research in many of them as well as to offer a multinational perspective on different aspects. The book has been organized into three major sections: (I) Epidemiology; (II) Biological and Clinical Aspects; and (III) Treatment and Prevention. Section I includes topics covering epidemiological studies in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Tunisia, including molecular biology approaches to the study of parasite species. Section II includes topics covering the biology of some Echinococcus species affecting mainly animals, as also the human clinical manifestations in the central nervous system (CNS), genitourinary tract and other organic typical and atypical locations, as well as radiological manifestations of pulmonary disease. Section III includes topics on the usefulness of immunotherapy for antihelmintic treatment and intervention strategies.

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Current Topics in EchinococcosisEdited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Published: September 2nd 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59732

ISBN: 978-953-51-2159-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7251-2

Copyright year: 2015

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7 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

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1. Echinococcosis in Colombia — A Neglected Zoonosis?

By Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Lauren Sofia Calvo-Betancourt, Camila Alarcón-Olave and Adrián Bolívar-Mejía


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2. Echinococcosis in Mexico — A Story Worth Sharing

By Ana Flisser, Pablo Maravilla, Pilar Mata-Miranda and Fernando Martinez-Hernandez


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3. Molecular and Epidemiology Data on Cystic Echinococcosis in Tunisia

By Myriam Oudni-M’rad, Selim M’rad and Hamouda Babba


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4. Echinococcus shiquicus and Echinococcus felidis

By Adel Spotin


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5. Brain Hydatid Cyst

By Said Hilmani


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6. Genitourinary Hydatid Disease

By Santosh Kumar and Shivanshu Singh


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7. Echinococcosis — Rare Locations and Uncommon Clinical Manifestations

By Antonio Di Cataldo, Giuseppe Petrillo, Claudia Trombatore, Stefano Palmucci, Antonella Agodi, Martina Barchitta, Annalisa Quattrocchi, Nunzio Crimi, Silvia Fichera, Stefano Puleo, Amy Giarrizzo, Martina Calabrini, Rosalia Latino and Rosanna Portale


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8. Radiological Characteristics of Pulmonary Hydatid Cysts

By Dilek Emlik, Kemal Ödev, Necdet Poyraz and Hasan Emin Kaya


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9. Immunotherapy Can Enhance Anthelmintic Efficacy in Alveolar Echinococcosis

By Emília Dvorožňáková


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10. Hydatidosis and Intervention Strategies

By YuRong Yang


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