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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<b>Echinococcus</b> granulosus

Echinococcus granulosus
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<b>Echinococcus</b> granulosus adult

Echinococcus granulosus adult
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FIG. 4.

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

Life cycle of Echinococcus.
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An image of an <b>Echinococcus</b>

An image of an Echinococcus
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Symptoms and diagnosis

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