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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

European Echinococcosis Registry: Human Alveolar Echinococcosis, Europe, 1982–2000

Petra Kern*Comments to Author , Karine Bardonnet†, Elisabeth Renner‡, Herbert Auer§, Zbigniew Pawlowski¶, Rudolf W. Ammann‡, Dominique A. Vuitton#, Peter Kern**, and the European Echinococcosis Registry
Author affiliations: *University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; †University Hospital, Besançon, France; ‡University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; §University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; ¶A. Wrzosek Collegium, Poznan, Poland; #University of Franche Comté, Besançon, France; **University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

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Table 4

Location of the primary lesions at first diagnosis in alveolar echinococcosis

Primary infection site No. of patients
541 (96.8%)
Spleen, peritoneum, lung, vertebra, brain, kidneys, heart
13 (2.3%)
Data not available
5 (0.9%)
Total 559

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1The European Echinococcosis Registry (EurEchinoReg) is a surveillance network for human alveolar echinococcosis coordinated by D.A. Vuitton (France) and P. Kern (Germany). Registration of human cases is organized by H. Auer (Austria), Y. Carlier (Belgium), L. Kolarova (Czech Republic), K. Bardonnet (France), P. Kern (Germany), P.S. Craig (Great Britain), I. Prousalidis (Greece), A. Siracusano (Italy), J. van der Giessen (Netherlands), Z. Pawlowski (Poland), E. Renner, R.W. Ammann (Switzerland), and N. Altintas (Turkey).

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