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Pulmonary hydatidosis from Southern Argentina.

Menghi CI, Arias LE, Puzzio CP, Gatta CL - Trop Parasitol (2015 Jul-Dec)

Bottom Line: Hydatidosis or cystic echinococcosis is a zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus.Even though different measures are taken including the use of a vaccine in livestock to stop transmission, the continuous diagnoses of cases, mainly of liver and pulmonary hydatidosis, show the failure of the control programs for hydatidosis in our country.A clinical case of pulmonary hydatidosis in a patient from a rural endemic area in Southern Argentina is described.

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Affiliation: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ABSTRACT
Hydatidosis or cystic echinococcosis is a zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus. Even though different measures are taken including the use of a vaccine in livestock to stop transmission, the continuous diagnoses of cases, mainly of liver and pulmonary hydatidosis, show the failure of the control programs for hydatidosis in our country. A clinical case of pulmonary hydatidosis in a patient from a rural endemic area in Southern Argentina is described.

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Echinococcus granulosus hook
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Figure 1: Echinococcus granulosus hook

Mentions: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with a two-graphic, receiver operator characteristic (TG-ROC) analysis was 0.498 with a positive Western Blotting. The ELISA with the TG-ROC method presents a sensitivity-specificity of 98.9%. The WB used has a sensitivity of 91.30% (90.17–92.44%) and specificity of 95.45% (94.86–96.05%). The microscopical examination of the fluid obtained by puncture of the extracted cyst showed the presence of the characteristic hooks and protoescolices of Echinococcus. Regarding the hook sizes (mean: 22.8 μm), a E. granulosus infection was diagnosed [Figure 1].[4]


Pulmonary hydatidosis from Southern Argentina.

Menghi CI, Arias LE, Puzzio CP, Gatta CL - Trop Parasitol (2015 Jul-Dec)

Echinococcus granulosus hook
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Figure 1: Echinococcus granulosus hook
Mentions: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with a two-graphic, receiver operator characteristic (TG-ROC) analysis was 0.498 with a positive Western Blotting. The ELISA with the TG-ROC method presents a sensitivity-specificity of 98.9%. The WB used has a sensitivity of 91.30% (90.17–92.44%) and specificity of 95.45% (94.86–96.05%). The microscopical examination of the fluid obtained by puncture of the extracted cyst showed the presence of the characteristic hooks and protoescolices of Echinococcus. Regarding the hook sizes (mean: 22.8 μm), a E. granulosus infection was diagnosed [Figure 1].[4]

Bottom Line: Hydatidosis or cystic echinococcosis is a zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus.Even though different measures are taken including the use of a vaccine in livestock to stop transmission, the continuous diagnoses of cases, mainly of liver and pulmonary hydatidosis, show the failure of the control programs for hydatidosis in our country.A clinical case of pulmonary hydatidosis in a patient from a rural endemic area in Southern Argentina is described.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ABSTRACT
Hydatidosis or cystic echinococcosis is a zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus. Even though different measures are taken including the use of a vaccine in livestock to stop transmission, the continuous diagnoses of cases, mainly of liver and pulmonary hydatidosis, show the failure of the control programs for hydatidosis in our country. A clinical case of pulmonary hydatidosis in a patient from a rural endemic area in Southern Argentina is described.

No MeSH data available.


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