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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001

Research

Is High Prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in Wild and Domestic Animals Associated with Disease Incidence in Humans?

Bruno Gottstein*Comments to Author , Francis Saucy†, Peter Deplazes‡, Juerg Reichen*, Georges Demierre§, Andre Busato*, Christian Zuercher*, and Paul Pugin¶
Author affiliations: *University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; †University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; ‡University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; §Medecin Cantonal, Fribourg, Switzerland; ¶Centre de Transfusion Sanguin, Hôpital Cantonal, Fribourg, Switzerland

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Abortive alveolar echinococcosis detected in a 44-year-old blood donor in Switzerland. A, ultrasonography of the liver demonstrates the presence of a small echodense lesion (arrow). B, a liver computed tomography scan shows a small, hypodense, apparently fully calcified lesion (arrow). C, after contrast enhancement, a very small hypodense area in the periphery of the calcified herd was detected (arrow).

Figure. . Abortive alveolar echinococcosis detected in a 44-year-old blood donor in Switzerland. A, ultrasonography of the liver demonstrates the presence of a small echodense lesion (arrow). B, a liver computed tomography scan shows a small, hypodense, apparently fully calcified lesion (arrow). C, after contrast enhancement, a very small hypodense area in the periphery of the calcified herd was detected (arrow).

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