Cystic echinococcosis of the liver associated with repeated international travels to endemic areas

Enrico Brunetti, Rosario Gulizia, Anna Lisa Garlaschelli, Carlo Filice

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Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is increasingly seen in immigrants from endemic areas to Western countries; however, it is rarely reported in short-term travels to endemic areas. This is partly because the echinococcal cyst typically grows slowly and may long remain clinically silent. We describe a case of cystic echinococcosis in a man born and living in a nonendemic urban area in North Italy that was acquired during a period of frequent travels in highly endemic countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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