Echinococcus granulosus cattle strain identification in an autochthonous case of cystic echinococcosis in central Mexico
Maravilla, P., Thompson, R.C.A., Palacios-Ruiz, J.A., Estcourt, A., Ramirez-Solis, E., Mondragon-de-la-Peña, C., Moreno-Moller, M., Cardenas-Mejia, A., Mata-Miranda, P., Aguirre-Alcantara, M-T, Bonilla-Rodriguez, C. and Flisser, A. (2004) Echinococcus granulosus cattle strain identification in an autochthonous case of cystic echinococcosis in central Mexico. Acta Tropica, 92 (3). pp. 231-236.
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Echinococcosis is a frequent hepatic parasitic disease in several countries but it is practically absent in Mexico. A cattle strain of Echinococcus granulosus was identified by RAPD, PCR-RFLP and mitochondrial CO1 gene analysis in an autochthonous case. The parasite was obtained after a laparoscopic excision of a liver cyst from a patient that was symptomatic for 6 years but mis-diagnosed before hospitalization.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
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