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ALVEOLAR HYDATID DISEASE & TREATMENT

Read about alveolar hydatid disease medical facts: what is the definition of alveolar hydatid disease, what are the signs and symptoms, medical treatment & how to treat alveolar hydatid disease, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related alveolar hydatid disease diseases.

Definition: What is "Alveolar Hydatid Disease"?

ALVEOLAR HYDATID DISEASE

Alveolar Hydatid Disease is a rare medical condition where there is a multi-organ infection caused by the larval stage of a Echinococcus multilocularis, tapeworm that is usually microscopic & is usually found in foxes, coyote, dogs & cats. When affecting human, the tapeworm thrive on the lungs, brain & organs of the body.

Symptoms & Signs

Symptoms of the Alveolar Hydatid Disease include chest pain & discomfort, weight loss, coughing & jaundice. It may also manifest epilepsy & blindness including allergic rashes, anaphylaxis & fever if the brain is infested.

Treatment: How to Treat "Alveolar Hydatid Disease"?

Treatment includes hospitalization, medications, surgical removal of the cyst, taking of mebendazole & Albendazole.

Causes

Alveolar Hydatid Disease is caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis which is a tapeworm.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis includes blood tests for parasite, antibody blood tests, X-ray, CAT Scan, MRI Scan & E. Multicularis Antibody tests.

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