short report: endemic focus of cystic echinococcosis in a coastal city of evidence of echinococcus granulosus infection has been described in the coastal region of peru, with the exception of the capital city of lima. anecdotal evidence suggests the existence of a focus of echinococcosis in the coastal city of chincha, located south of lima. we conducted a preliminary epidemiologic study in chincha, which included an ultrasound, chest radiography, and serologic survey of abattoir workers, a review of medical records from local hospitals, and examination of the inte ...200415381815
notes on human cases of cystic echinococcosis in peru.cystic echinococcosis (ce) is a high prevalent zoonosis in the central and southern peruvian andes. serum samples (n50)from patients presenting presumptive clinical and radiological diagnosis of ce (group 1), were tested for antibodies against echinococcus granulosus metacestode using arc-5 double diffusion assay (dd5), immunoelectrophoresis (ief), and immunoelectrotransfer blot (eitb) techniques. serum samples (n18) from patients presenting other parasite infections (paragonomiasis, cysticercos ...200616862333
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