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Cystic echinococcosis

Disease definition

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.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Hydatid disease
    • Hydatidosis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: B67.0  B67.1  B67.2  B67.3  B67.4  B67.5  B67.6  B67.7  B67.8  B67.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0013502
  • MeSH: D004443
  • GARD: 2764
  • MedDRA: 10014096
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