Alveolar echinococcosis of the liver in a six-year-old girl with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Sailer, M; Soelder, B; Allerberger, F; Zaknun, D; Feichtinger, H; Gottstein, Bruno (1997). Alveolar echinococcosis of the liver in a six-year-old girl with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Journal of pediatrics, 130(2), pp. 320-323. Elsevier

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A 6-year-old girl with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) had extensive alveolar echinococcosis. Diagnosis was proved by needle biopsy of a specimen from affected liver tissue. The case was characterized by the unusually young age of the patient and more specifically by the absence of any detectable parasite-specific humoral and cellular immune response at diagnosis or later. Thus the present case indicates that a marked immunodeficiency caused by AIDS may substantially contribute to the rapid proliferation and early manifestation of the disease. In patients with pediatric AIDS and living in areas endemic for Echinococcus multilocularis, alveolar echinococcosis should be considered in intrahepatic tumor-like lesions even if the result of immunodiagnostic testing is negative.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology

UniBE Contributor:

Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0022-3476

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

19 Jul 2018 16:22

Last Modified:

19 Jul 2018 16:22

PubMed ID:

9042141

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118717

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