Echinococcosis | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of echinococcosis?

Echinococcosis may not produce any symptoms for 10 or 20 years because the cysts grow slowly. When the symptoms appear, they can include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cough that won't go away
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes)
  • Fever
  • Bloody stools
  • Headache
  • Seizures


Echinococcosis--An Emerging Parasite in the Immigrant Population by M Chrieki, M.D. (American Family Physician September 01, 2002,

Written by editorial staff

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