First case of Echinococcus vogeli infection imported to the Netherlands, January 2013

C. Stijnis, A. Bart, L. Brosens, T. Van Gool, M. Grobusch, T. van Gulik, J. Roelfsema, P. van Thiel

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Abstract

In January 2013 in the Netherlands, a man in his 50s from Suriname underwent hemihepatectomy because of a cystic liver mass, assumed to be a cystadenoma. Pathology revealed an echinococcal infection. PCR analysis of cyst material identified Echinococcus vogeli, causing polycystic hydatid disease. This echinococcus species is rarely diagnosed outside South America. The patient received adequate treatment, but this case emphasises the importance of awareness of this infection when treating patients with cystic tumours from endemic areas.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume18
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Helminth
  • Echinococcosis
  • Echinococcus
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Netherlands

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