What are echinococcus?

  • (noun): Tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals.

Some articles on echinococcus:

Echinococcus
... The genus Echinococcus includes six species of cyclophyllid tapeworms to date, of the family Taeniidae ... Infection with Echinococcus results in hydatid disease, also known as echinococcosis ... Echinococcus is triploblastic, i.e ...
List Of Me SH Codes (B01) - MeSH B01 --- Animals - MeSH B01.500 --- Invertebrates - MeSH B01.500.500 --- Helminths
... MeSH B01.500.500.736.215.228.831 --- sparganum MeSH B01.500.500.736.215.327 --- echinococcus MeSH B01.500.500.736.215.327.400 --- echinococcus granulosus MeSH B01.500.500.736.215 ...
Echinococcus Granulosus
... Echinococcus granulosus, also called the Hydatid worm or Hyper Tape-worm or Dog Tapeworm, is a cyclophyllid cestode that parasitizes the small intestine of canids as an adult, but which has important ... In the related worm Echinococcus multilocularis, the outer cyst is not present ... microscopy as it cannot differentiate between Taenia and Echinococcus eggs ...
Echinococcus Multilocularis
... Echinococcus multilocularis is a cyclophyllid tapeworm that, along with some other members of the Echinococcus genus (especially E ...
Echinococcosis
... by the larval stages of different species of the tapeworm of genus Echinococcus ... in humans is cystic echinococcosis (also known as unilocular echinococcosis), which is caused by Echinococcus granulosus ... small fox tapeworm”), which is caused by Echinococcus multilocularis and the third is polycystic echinococcosis (also known as human polycystic ...