Echinococcosis | Diagnosis & Tests

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How can my doctor tell I have echinococcosis?

The cysts are often found on X-rays. They can also be detected with a computerized tomography (CT) scan or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Sometimes a thin needle is used to puncture the cyst and take out fluid to test for the echinococcosis infection.

Source

Echinococcosis--An Emerging Parasite in the Immigrant Population by M Chrieki, M.D. (American Family Physician September 01, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020901/817.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/03

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