Brain metastasis of alveolar echinococcosis in a hyperendemic focus of Echinococcus multilocularis infection

Yang, Y. R., Vuitton, D. A., Jones, M. K., Craig, P. S. and McManus, D. P. (2005) Brain metastasis of alveolar echinococcosis in a hyperendemic focus of Echinococcus multilocularis infection. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99 12: 937-941. doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.04.020


Author Yang, Y. R.
Vuitton, D. A.
Jones, M. K.
Craig, P. S.
McManus, D. P.
Title Brain metastasis of alveolar echinococcosis in a hyperendemic focus of Echinococcus multilocularis infection
Journal name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-9203
Publication date 2005-12-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.04.020
Open Access Status
Volume 99
Issue 12
Start page 937
End page 941
Total pages 5
Place of publication London
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract An unusual female case, with alveolar echinococcosis (AE) disseminated from the primary hepatic lesion to the brain by metastasis formation, was retrospectively identified during a community survey in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China in 2003. Among possible metastases of hepatic AE, locations to the brain are rare and usually fatal; and they have especially been assigned to concomitant immune suppression. An enhancing role of pregnancy, which may be suspected in this case, the favourable outcome after surgery and chemotherapy, and also a mental disability in a child following long-term intrauterine exposure to mebendazole, make the report particularly unique.
Keyword Alveolar echinococcosis
Echinococcus multilocularis
Metastasis
Benzimidazoles
Teratogen
China
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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