Reference : A case of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis contracted in Belgium
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Gastroenterology & hepatology
Human health sciences : Immunology & infectious disease
Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1153
A case of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis contracted in Belgium
English
Delbecque, Katty mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anatomie pathologique >]
Detry, Olivier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Hayette, Marie-Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
Jeukens, Thierry [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Rhumatologie >]
Delvenne, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Anatomie et cytologie pathologiques >]
Hardy, N. [>>>>]
Delwaide, Jean mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Gastro-Entérologie-Hépatologie >]
Demonty, Jean mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Maladies infectieuses et médecine interne générale >]
Boverie, Jacques mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Imagerie médicale >]
De Mol, Patrick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Microbiologie médicale et virologie médicale]
Nizet, Cécile mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Rhumatologie >]
Honore, Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Boniver, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Anatomie et cytologie pathologiques]
Jacquet, Nicolas [>>>>]
2002
Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
Acta Medica Belgica
65
1, Jan-Mar
55-60
Yes (verified by ORBi)
National
0001-5644
Brussels
Belgium
[en] echinococcosis ; zoonosis ; liver ; surgery ; treatment ; pathology ; case report ; review
[en] We report herein the case of a Belgian 76-year-oId woman who developed a hepatic tumour suspected to be a breast cancer metastasis. Radiological imaging and guided biopsies were not contributive. The patient underwent an explorative laparoscopy with frozen sections that did not provide further diagnosis, and an open left bisegmentectomy was performed during the same anaesthesia. Histopathological examination of the hepatic mass showed Echinococcus multilocularis metacestodes, demonstrating alveolar echinococcosis. As our patient denied any travel in foreign countries and has undergone regular abdominal ultrasonographies since her mastectomy, it is highly likely that this alveolar echinococcosis had been contracted in Belgium. If some imported cases may be seldom managed in Belgium, to our knowledge, this case is the first occurrence of alveolar echinococcosis contracted in Belgium. This report, added to the demonstration of E. multilocaris infection of 50% of red foxes in Southern Belgium, and the potential infection of domestic cats and dogs, should attract attention of the medical community on the possible outbreak of endemic alveolar echinococcosis in Belgium, and on the related public health concerns.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1153

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