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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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > Q Science (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Trends in Parasitology
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14714922
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 12:52
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/179

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