KEGG   DISEASE: Human echinococcosis
Entry
H01153                      Disease                                

Name
Human echinococcosis
Description
Human echinococcosis is a zoonosis caused by the larval stages of the cestode parasites Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, affecting an estimated 2-3 million people worldwide. Contamination of humans occurs by the ingestion of the parasite eggs, either after touching carnivore hosts, or after eating food contaminated by carnivore feces. E. granulosus causes benign tumors/cysts (hydatid cyst disease) that is most often curable. Disease due to E. multilocularis (alveolar hydatid disease) is less common but more difficult to treat. In echinococcosis, anaphylactic reactions might occur with fatal outcome.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Parasitic infections (animals)
  Infections caused by flat worms
   H01153  Human echinococcosis
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  Parasitic diseases
   Helminthiases
    Diseases due to cestodes
     1F73  Echinococcosis
      H01153  Human echinococcosis
Pathogen
Echinococcus granulosus [GN:egl]
Echinococcus multilocularis
Drug
Albendazole [DR:D00134]
Other DBs
ICD-11: 1F73
ICD-10: B67
MeSH: D004443
Reference
PMID:22347516 (description, env_factor)
  Authors
Bristow BN, Lee S, Shafir S, Sorvillo F
  Title
Human echinococcosis mortality in the United States, 1990-2007.
  Journal
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1524 (2012)
DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001524
Reference
PMID:15146106 (descirpion, env_factor)
  Authors
Vuitton DA
  Title
Echinococcosis and allergy.
  Journal
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 26:93-104 (2004)
DOI:10.1007/s12016-004-0004-2
Reference
PMID:15027603 (drug)
  Authors
Macpherson CN, Bartholomot B, Frider B
  Title
Application of ultrasound in diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, public health and control of Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis.
  Journal
Parasitology 127 Suppl:S21-35 (2003)
DOI:10.1017/S0031182003003676
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