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J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Dec;42(12):5954-6.

Usefulness of PCR analysis for diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis with unusual localizations: two case studies.

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Institut de Parasitologie et de Pathologie Tropicale, Faculté de Médecine, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 3 rue Koeberlé, 67000 Strasbourg, France.

Abstract

The report presents two cases where diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis was confirmed by Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus granulosus PCR. The extrahepatic osseous involvement and the absence of initial hepatic involvement are unusual in both cases. Due to limitations of serological interpretation, PCR was useful to diagnose atypical echinococcosis.

PMID:
15583352
PMCID:
PMC535253
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.42.12.5954-5956.2004
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