Echinococcosis: Parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus. There are three forms of Echinococcus that affect humans -- E. (Echinococcus) granulosus, E. multilocularis, and E. vogeli -- and each has a different geographic distribution and tends to cause a different pattern of disease.
E. granulosus is common in areas where livestock is raised in association with dogs -- in Australia and New Zealand, Argentina and Chile, Africa, E. Europe, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean region, especially Lebanon and Greece -- and causes unilocular cysts.
E. multilocularis is found in Alpine, sub-Arctic, or Arctic regions -- including Canada, the United States, and central and northern Europe and Asia -- and causes multilocular lung disease known as alveolar hydatid disease (AHD).
E. vogeli is found only in Central and South America and causes polycystic hydatid disease.
Infection with the larval form of causes alveolar echinococcosis (AE).
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( Ä-kÄ« ' nÉ™-kÉ™-kÅ ' sÄs ) n. , pl. , -ses ( -sÄ“z ). Infestation with echinococci. [ ECHINOCOCC(US) + -OSIS
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Causal Agent: Human echinococcosis (hydatidosis, or hydatid disease) is caused by the larval stages of cestodes (tapeworms) of the genus Echinococcus.
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