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Echinococcus Vogeli Infection in a Hunter, French Guiana

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Echinococcus Vogeli Infection in a Hunter, French Guiana

Jenny Knapp et al. Emerg Infect Dis.

Abstract

Echinococcus vogeli infection in a hunter from the rain forest of French Guiana was confirmed by imaging and mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis. Serologic examination showed typical patterns for both alveolar and cystic echinococcosis. Polycystic echinococcis caused by E. vogeli may be an emerging parasitic disease in Central and South America.

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Figure 1
Figure 1
Computed tomography (A) and magnetic resonance (B) images of the liver of a 72-year-old man from French Guiana with polycystic echinococcosis affecting the left side of the liver. White arrows indicate the multicystic liver lesion.
Figure 2
Figure 2
Large (A) and small (B) hooks from Echinococcus vogeli protoscoleces in the liver lesion of a 72-year-old man from French Guiana. Scale bars = 10 μm.

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