Case report: Clinical and serological evaluation of echinococcosis of the spine

J. El-On, L. Ben-Noun, Z. Galitza, N. Ohana

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A 53-year-old male with a severe destructive lesion of the L4 vertebral body caused by an Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst was studied. He underwent surgery twice, and was treated continuously with albendazole, followed by albendazole combined with praziquantel. Specific anti-echinococcal immunoglobulin (Ig) G, IgG4, and IgE activities before and after surgery were further determined. In spite of long-term chemotherapeutic treatment combined with surgery, no eradication of the disease was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-569
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2003


  • Albendazole
  • Cystic echinococcosis
  • Echinococcus granulosus
  • Israel
  • Praziquantel
  • Tadzikistan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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