Fatal alveolar echinococcosis of the lumbar spine

Keutgens, Aurore; Simoni, Paolo; Detrembleur, Nancy; Frippiat, Frédéric; Giot, Jean-Baptiste; Spirlet, François; Aghazarian, Saro; Descy, Julie; Meex, Cécile; Huynen, Pascale; Melin, Pierrette; Müller, Norbert; Gottstein, Bruno; Carlier, Yves; Hayette, Marie-Pierre (2013). Fatal alveolar echinococcosis of the lumbar spine. Journal of clinical microbiology, 51(2), pp. 688-691. American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JCM.01906-12

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For the last 10 years, the southern part of Belgium has been recognized as a low-risk area of endemicity for alveolar echinococcosis. This infection, caused by Echinococcus multilocularis, usually induces a severe liver condition and can sometimes spread to other organs. However, alveolar echinococcosis involving bones has been described only very rarely. Here, a fatal case of spondylodiscitis due to E. multilocularis contracted in southern Belgium is reported.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Müller, Norbert and Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0095-1137

Publisher:

American Society for Microbiology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

28 Jul 2014 15:27

Last Modified:

08 Sep 2017 18:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1128/JCM.01906-12

PubMed ID:

23175265

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.44723

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44723

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