E-ISSN 2146-3077
Case Report
A Case of Alveolar Echinococcosis in Malatya Province
1 İnönü Üniversitesi Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye  
2 Ordu Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye  
3 İzmir Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye  
4 İnönü Üniversitesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı  
5 İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Malatya  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 164-166

Key Words: Malatya, alveolar echinococcosis

The disease resulting from being infected with the larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis is called alveolar echinococcosis (AE). In our country AE is seen in eastern and southeastern regions of Anatolia. Previously no case of AE had been reported by any hospital in Malatya. In this one case, a 70 year-old woman who presented at the Inönü University Turgut Özal Medical Center with a right upper quadrant abdominal pain was given a diagnosis of cystic echinococcosis (CE) by dynamic liver computed tomography. The pathological examination following the cystectomy revealed the presence of AE. This is a report of the first AE case detected in Malatya province. 

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