Accelerated Course of Alveolar Echinococcosis After Treatment With Steroids in a Patient With Autoimmune Encephalitis.

Diem, Stefan; Gottstein, Bruno; Beldi, Guido; Semmo, Nasser; Diem, Lara F. (2021). Accelerated Course of Alveolar Echinococcosis After Treatment With Steroids in a Patient With Autoimmune Encephalitis. Cureus, 13(10), e18831. Cureus, Inc. 10.7759/cureus.18831

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Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a zoonotic infection caused by the fox tapeworm Echinococcus ​​​​​​multilocularis. We report the case of a patient who developed an accelerated course of AE with diffuse liver involvement after high-dose steroid treatment for autoimmune encephalitis. Immunosuppressive therapies present us with new challenges regarding the management of AE. With this article, we would like to draw attention to the importance of a screening program for AE before planned immunosuppressive therapy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases > Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Hepatology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Diem, Stefan; Gottstein, Bruno; Beldi, Guido; Semmo, Nasser and Diem, Lara

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology

ISSN:

2168-8184

Publisher:

Cureus, Inc.

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

30 Nov 2021 11:47

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2021 01:46

Publisher DOI:

10.7759/cureus.18831

PubMed ID:

34820209

Uncontrolled Keywords:

case report echinococcosis immunosuppression liver metastases reactivation steroids

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/161654

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/161654

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