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Spinal cystic echinococcosis - a systematic analysis and review of the literature : part 1. Epidemiology and anatomy

Neumayr, Andreas and Tamarozzi, Francesca and Goblirsch, Sam and Blum, Johannes and Brunetti, Enrico. (2013) Spinal cystic echinococcosis - a systematic analysis and review of the literature : part 1. Epidemiology and anatomy. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, Vol. 7, H. 9 , e2450.

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Abstract

Bone involvement in human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is rare, but affects the spine in approximately 50% of cases. Despite significant advances in diagnostic imaging techniques as well as surgical and medical treatment of spinal CE, our basic understanding of the parasite's predilection for the spine remains incomplete. To fill this gap, we systematically reviewed the published literature of the last five decades to summarize and analyze the currently existing data on epidemiological and anatomical aspects of spinal CE.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Former Units within Swiss TPH > Medical Practice Föhre (Blum)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Blum, Johannes A. and Neumayr, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Public Library of Science
ISSN:1935-2727
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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