Iranian Journal of Public Health, ( ISI ), Volume (41), No (2), Year (2012-2) , Pages (111-116)

Title : ( Alveolar Echinococcosis Infection in a Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) In Mashhad, Iran )

Authors: Hassan Borji , Mohammadreza Emami , MOHSEN MALEKI , Gholam Reza Razmi , Hossein Kazemi Mehrjerdi , elham moghaddas ,

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Alveolar echinococcosis (AE), which is caused by ingestion of eggs of the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis,is the most potentially lethal parasitic infection because of its tendency to invade and proliferatein the liver and the difficulty in treatment. This article describes a case of alveolar echinococcosis found inAteles geoffroyi in Mashhad, Iran. The cysts were characterized as an alveolar structure, composed of numeroussmall vesicles in liver, abdominal cavity, retroperitoneum and lungs. A characteristic feature of thesevesicles was its exogenous tumor-like proliferation. These cysts were filled with numerous protoscolecessuggesting a potential role of this monkey in cycle of transmission. Up to now, this is probably the first reportof alveolar echinococcosis in A. geoffroyi in the world.


, Alveolar echinococcosis, Ateles geoffroyi, Iran
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author = {Borji, Hassan and Emami, Mohammadreza and MALEKI, MOHSEN and Razmi, Gholam Reza and Kazemi Mehrjerdi, Hossein and Moghaddas, Elham},
title = {Alveolar Echinococcosis Infection in a Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) In Mashhad, Iran},
journal = {Iranian Journal of Public Health},
year = {2012},
volume = {41},
number = {2},
month = {February},
issn = {2251-6085},
pages = {111--116},
numpages = {5},
keywords = {Alveolar echinococcosis; Ateles geoffroyi; Iran},


%0 Journal Article
%T Alveolar Echinococcosis Infection in a Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) In Mashhad, Iran
%A Borji, Hassan
%A Emami, Mohammadreza
%A Razmi, Gholam Reza
%A Kazemi Mehrjerdi, Hossein
%A Moghaddas, Elham
%J Iranian Journal of Public Health
%@ 2251-6085
%D 2012