hydatid disease
echinococcosis e*chi"no*coc*co`sis ([e^]*k[imac]"n[-o]*k[o^]k*k[=o]`s[i^]s), n. (Med.) infestation with echinococci (tapeworms). An infection with the larval form is called {hydatid disease}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] ||

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  • hydatid disease — n a form of echinococcosis caused by the development of hydatids of a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus (E. granulosus) in the tissues esp. of the liver or lungs of humans and some domestic animals (as sheep and dogs) * * * (hydatidosis,… …   Medical dictionary

  • hydatid disease — hydatidosis; = echinococciasis; = echinococcosis a condition resulting from the presence in the liver, lungs, or brain of hydatid cysts. The cysts of Echinococcus multilocularis form malignant tumours; those of E. granulosus exert pressure as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hydatid disease — noun infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms) • Syn: ↑echinococcosis, ↑hydatidosis • Hypernyms: ↑infestation * * * noun : a form of echinococcosis caused by the development of hydatids of a tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus) in the tissues …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hydatid disease, alveolar (AHD) — A parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of a microscopic tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. AHD is found worldwide, mostly in northern latitudes. in central Europe, Russia, China, Central Asia, Japan, and North America. In North America …   Medical dictionary

  • Alveolar hydatid disease — Infobox Disease Name = Alveolar hydatid disease Caption = DiseasesDB = 4048 ICD10 = ICD10|B|67|7|b|LinkMajor ICD9 = ICD9|122.7 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicine mult = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Alveolar hydatid disease (AHD),… …   Wikipedia

  • alveolar hydatid disease — a type of hydatid disease in which larval forms (hydatid cysts) of Echinococcus multilocularis invade and destroy tissues, undergoing endogenous budding to form an aggregate of small cysts that honeycomb the affected organ (usually the liver); in …   Medical dictionary

  • polycystic hydatid disease — infection with the larval forms (hydatid cysts) of Echinococcus vogeli, in which the germinal membrane of the hydatid proliferates both inward into the original cyst to form septa that divide it into many sections, and outward to form new cysts.… …   Medical dictionary

  • unilocular hydatid disease — infection with the larval forms (hydatid cysts) of Echinococcus granulosus, characterized by the formation of unilocular single or multiple expanding cysts; as the cysts expand they may give rise to symptoms of space occupying lesions in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • AHD (alveolar hydatid disease) — 1. A parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of a microscopic tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. AHD is found worldwide, mostly in northern latitudes. in central Europe, Russia, China, Central Asia, Japan, and North America. In North… …   Medical dictionary

  • Alveolar hydatid disease (AHD) — 1. A parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of a microscopic tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. AHD is found worldwide, mostly in northern latitudes. in central Europe, Russia, China, Central Asia, Japan, and North America. In North… …   Medical dictionary

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