Cystic echinococcosis

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Cystic echinococcosis

Synonyms: Hydatid disease | Hydatidosis

Hydatidosis or cyst hydatic disease is a cosmopolitan larval cestodosis caused principally by the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm the adult form of which parasitises the intestine of dogs. Hydatidosis generally affects large domestic herbivores; humans are dead-end hosts infected through contact with herding dogs or through ingestion of food contaminated with canine excrement.

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