Hydatid cysts: does every picture tell a story?
Rogan, MT, Hai, WY, Richardson, RJ, Zeyhle, E and Craig, PS 2006, 'Hydatid cysts: does every picture tell a story?' , Trends in Parasitology, 22 (9) , pp. 431-438.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Ultrasound imaging is an effective aid to the detection of abdominal cystic echinococcosis. Recently, the images produced have provided more information than just a diagnosis. Different cyst morphologies have been classified into types, and such classifications can be considered to represent a natural history of cyst development. Understanding how cyst structures alter with time is crucial to evaluating the effectiveness of different treatment regimes and to understanding natural degeneration of cysts that can occur. However, the developmental events seen in ultrasound need to be matched more closely to immunological and cellular events if we are to have a fuller appreciation of disease progression and regression. At a community level, the relative proportions of cyst types could also provide epidemiological information on disease transmission.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science > Q Science (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
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|Schools:||Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Parasitology|
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||08 Aug 2007 11:52|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2015 00:00|
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