Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005
Echinococcosis in Tibetan Populations, Western Sichuan Province, China
|Ultrasound image||No. cases||Serology with rEm18
||Serology with EgCF†
|No. tested sera||No. positive sera||No. tested sera||No. positive sera|
|Typical image of AE‡||163||102||101||94||93|
|Image of suspected AE|
|Image of CE|
*27.5% of study population refused to provide blood samples for serology. The data only include those study participants with a suspected lesion of AE or CE; other abnormal findings observed at hepatic ultrasound examination, such as hemangioma, biliary cyst, and gallstone, are not presented.
†EgCF, Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid.
‡Typical image of AE is a nonhomogeneous, hyperechoic structure with or without a central necrotic cavity.