DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for cystic echinococcosis

Cystic echinococcosis [DOID:1495]

An echinococcosis that is caused by the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus. Hepatic involvement can result in abdominal pain, a mass in the hepatic area, and biliary duct obstruction. Pulmonary involvement can produce chest pain, cough, and hemoptysis. Rupture of the cysts produce fever, urticaria, eosinophilia, and anaphylactic shock, as well as cyst dissemination. Brain, bone, heart can also be infected.

Synonyms:  cystic echinococcosis,  DOID:1495,  cystic echinococcosises,  Echinococcus granulosus infection,  Echinococcus granulosus infection of lung ...