A genus of very small TAPEWORMS, in the family Taeniidae. The adult form is found in various carnivora but not humans. The larval form is seen in humans under certain epidemiologic circumstances.


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life cycle of <b>Echinococcus</b>

life cycle of Echinococcus
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<b>Echinococcus</b> multilocularis

Echinococcus multilocularis
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<b>Echinococcus</b> granulosus

Echinococcus granulosus
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entire adult worm

entire adult worm
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<b>Echinococcus</b> granulosus

Echinococcus granulosus
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<b>Echinococcus</b> granulosus

Echinococcus granulosus
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FIG. 4.
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Life cycle of <b>Echinococcus</b>

Life cycle of Echinococcus
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Symptoms and diagnosis

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