Reference : L'echinococcose alveolaire: une zoonose d'apparition recente en Wallonie
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Oncology
Human health sciences : Immunology & infectious disease
Human health sciences : Surgery
Human health sciences : Gastroenterology & hepatology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1160
L'echinococcose alveolaire: une zoonose d'apparition recente en Wallonie
French
[en] Alveolar Echinococcosis
Wauters, Odile [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatologie >]
Honore, Charles [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Detry, Olivier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
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 >]
Leonard, Philippe mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Maladies infectieuses et médecine interne générale >]
Thiry, Albert mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anatomie pathologique >]
Hayette, Marie-Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
De Roover, Arnaud mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
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]
Belaiche, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Hépato-gastroentérologie]
Meurisse, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Chirurgicale abdominale]
Nov-2005
Revue Médicale de Liège
60
11
867-74
Yes (verified by ORBi)
National
0370-629X
[en] echinociccosis ; treatment ; surgery ; complication ; management ; surgery
[en] Alveolar echinococcosis is a serious parasitic disease, leading to large hepatic lesions. It must be distinguished from cystic echinococcosis, or hydatic cyst, caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Early diagnosis may allow surgical removal of the lesions by segmental hepatectomy, the only curative treatment. Parasitostatic medical treatment with albendazole may promote stabilization of the disease. Until recently, Belgium was considered a country at very low risk for alveolar echinococcosis, as no human case was reported, despite up to 51% of fox infection in southern Belgium autopsy series. Recently four patients presented with alveolar echinococcosis at the University Hospital Center of Liege, leading to the fear of a possible alveolar echinococcosis endemy in southern Belgium. Two of these patients underwent curative hepatectomy, but the other two had already pulmonary metastases at diagnosis and received palliative albendazole therapy. This article presents these cases, and reviews the clinical features of this parasitic disease.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1160

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