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Author Scheuring, Urban J. ♦ Seitz, Hanns Martin ♦ Wellmann, Axel ♦ Hartlapp, Joachim H. ♦ Tappe, Dennis ♦ Brehm, Klaus ♦ Spengler, Ulrich ♦ Sauerbruch, Tilmann ♦ Rockstroh, Jürgen K.
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Subject Keyword Alveolar echinococcosis ♦ Echinococcus multilocularis larva infection ♦ Subcutaneous involvement ♦ Bone involvement ♦ Albendazole/mebendazole
Abstract We report a case of advanced alveolar echinococcosis (AE) that presented like a malignant tumor. It was diagnosed histologically from a subcutaneous nodule with skin inflammation on the right leg. Additionally, the patient showed bone metastases in the lower thoracic spine and the left third toe. This is the first case with proven hematogenic spread of AE to a subcutaneous site. The patient was treated with albendazole and remained stable for 6 years. When progression of AE occurred the therapy was changed to mebendazole, resulting in a stable condition for further 4 years.
ISSN 03008584
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-03-05
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321831
Journal Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Volume Number 192
Issue Number 4
Page Count 3
Starting Page 193
Ending Page 195


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