Alveolar echinococcosis is a disease caused by the intermediate stage of Echinococcus multilocularis.  When AE occurs the intermediate stage of the parasite causes significant damage to the liver, and sometimes the lungs, brain, or other organs. Alveolar echinococcosis can be fatal when left untreated.

 

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Human Alveolar Echinococcosis

Biology

Stages of parasite development and general information. 

Signs and Symptoms 

The hints of disease. 

Transmission 

How you can get it. 

Prevention 

How to protect yourself and stay healthy.

Diagnosis 

Medical tests to check for infection. 

Treatment 

What you need to know about getting healthy.

Alveolar Echinococcosis in Dogs 

Biology

Stages of parasite development and general information. 

Signs

The hints of disease. 

Transmission 

How they can get it. 

Prevention 

How to protect them and keep them healthy.

Diagnosis 

Medical tests to check for infection. 

Treatment 

What you need to know about getting them healthy again.

Reviewed 09/09/19

© 2018-2019 by Dr. Jonathon D. Kotwa | PhD | Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph.

The content of this website is intended to offer general information about Echinococcus multilocularis in Ontario. It is not intended to substitute the knowledge provided by health-care professionals. None of the information contained in this web site is intended to be used for decisions on diagnosis or treatment.