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The occurrence of polycystic echinococcosis in Suriname.
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PMID:  10884869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occurrence of polycystic echinococcosis (PE) caused by Echinococcus vogeli in Suriname is reviewed. Six of the eight known cases, including the first (which was incorrectly diagnosed as cystic hydatid disease caused by E. granulosus) in 1982, are described. The distribution in Suriname of the natural hosts of E. vogeli--the bush dog (Speothus venaticus) and the paca (Agouti paca)--is discussed. Characteristics of the four species recognized in the genus Echinococcus are compared, and all known cases of PE in 11 countries in the Neotropics are summarized. Finally, it is stressed, that, in Suriname, PE should be considered during the differential diagnosis of all subjects from rural areas who present with abdominal pain and palpable, intraperitoneal masses.
B F Oostburg; M A Vrede; A E Bergen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0003-4983     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-31     Completed Date:  2000-07-31     Revised Date:  2009-05-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985178R     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medisch Wetenschappelijk Instituut, Paramaibo, Suriname.
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MeSH Terms
Antiparasitic Agents / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Vectors
Echinococcosis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  parasitology*
Echinococcus / classification*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiparasitic Agents

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