Definition of Hydatidosis
1. Noun. Infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms).
Medical Definition of Hydatidosis
1. A tissue infection by the larval stage of the Echinococcus granulosus worm. This disease is common in South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Sporadic cases have been reported in the us. Infection occurs after ingestion of eggs in infected dog faeces. The infection is carried to the liver where cysts form. Cysts may also form in the lungs, bone, brain, kidney, muscles and spleen. Symptoms include abdominal pain, itching, cough, haemoptysis, chest pain and fever. Treatment includes the surgical removal of cysts from the tissue. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Hydatidosis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1892)
"ECHINOCOCCUS MULTILOCULARIS IN CATTLE AND PIGS. PREVALENCE OF BOVINE hydatidosis IN CUMBERLAND. In the March Issue of the Journal a short ..."
2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"Engel refers to an autopsy of a case of multiple hydatidosis, brain, kidney, and so forth, in which there was also a ..."
3. Journal of the Sanitary Institute by Sanitary Institute (Great Britain) (1902)
"from " hydatidosis." Technically, tape-worms pass through three stages of development:— (a) The adult-worm in the bowels of the final host—" ..."
4. Modern Urinology; a System of Urine Analysis and Diagnosis: A System of by Clifford Mitchell (1912)
"... (E. hominis, E. hydatidosis). The embryo being set free in the stomach penetrates the mucous membrane ..."
5. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"... 122 Echinococcosis Includes: echinococcosis hydatid disease hydatidosis 122.0 Echinococcus granulosis infection of liver ..."