Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease
AUTHORS : Galanova L.K.
RELEVANT UNIVERSITIES : Center for Computer Diagnostics and Medical Prevention L.K. Galanova, Togliatti, Russia
YEAR : 2002 | Category : Educational
Echinococcal pemphigus has been known since ancient times. This is what the “father of medicine” Hippocrates wrote about in 4 centuries BC. In people who died in agony, bubbles with a diameter of several centimeters, filled with liquid and having two membranes, were found in the liver, lungs, and brain.
It was on the inner shell that many bubbles formed in which the heads of the parasite (scolexes) developed. In the body of an intermediate host (including a human), larvae are released from the eggs, which are transported to the liver and lungs in the larval stage – “cysts”. The cyst grows over 3–10 years, reaching a diameter of 1 to 30 cm. Treatment is usually prescribed exclusively promptly with subsequent disability.