New findings on echinococcosis

Gottstein, Bruno; Witassek, F; Eckert, J (1986). New findings on echinococcosis. Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 116(24), pp. 810-817. B. Schwabe & Co.

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The following new aspects of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis (= infections with the metacestode stages of Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis respectively) are reported: identification of a Swiss E. granulosus isolate as "cattle strain" which differs from the "sheep strain"; new observations on proliferation and metastasis formation of larval E. multilocularis; information on chemotherapy of human echinococcosis; recent developments in immunoserology. The latter includes a new technique for serological differential diagnosis of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis, the determination of parasite-specific immunoglobulin classes (IgG, IgM, IgA and IgE) and circulating antigens in ELISA, and the introduction of arc-5 detection in routine serodiagnosis. A highly purified, species-specific antigen from E. multilocularis is now available for seroepidemiological studies.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


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

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Gottstein, Bruno


600 Technology > 630 Agriculture




B. Schwabe & Co.




Bruno Gottstein

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21 Apr 2015 09:18

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21 Apr 2015 09:18

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