Diagnosis of Echinococcosis

Echinococcosis

Contamination of food, water and soil ha s given birth to another disease called Echinococcosis which is also called hydatid disease or echinococcal disease. It is a parasitic disease of tapeworms that is caused by ingesting the parasitic eggs or coming in contact with the animal hosts. Cystic echinococcosis and alveolar echinococcosis are the two main types of disease. It is important to for diagnosis of echinococcus granulosus from a well esteemed laboratory. And here we come to serve your purpose.

MolQ is ISO certified (9001:2008) pathology lab and diagnostic center that has up to 1,000 test offerings. Without proper medical treatment, this can prove to be fatal. This is the reason why it is important to go for diagnosis of Echinococcosis granulosus, if you begin to experience some of its symptoms. Its treatment involves prolonged drug therapy. The infection develops in the liver at the initial stage and gradually spreads to other organs. It is important to note that this infection may led to the development of a malignant tumor. This calls for a proper medication if one encounters such a problem.

The kind of symptoms that it shows depends upon the organ infected. For instance, if the infection is in the liver, it causes jaundice and abdominal discomfort and if the cysts are formed in lungs, they may cause cough, chest pain and hemoptysis.The symptoms may aggravate over time without proper treatment which calls for the need to go for diagnosis of echinococcosis granulosus.

Causes

It is an infection by the tapeworm which enters the host animals like dogs, sheep, goats etc. and lives in the bowels of the animals and the eggs are passed in their stool.

  1. Contamination of food, water and soil are considered as the sources of infection. This shows that it is necessary to maintain hygienic conditions around oneself.
  2. Herbivores animals act as the intermediate hosts of echinococcosis as these parasites develop larval stages in the viscera, as they ingest the parasitic eggs.
  3. These animals release the parasitic eggs in their stool which lead to soil contamination.

It is important to eat hygienic food, check water quality before drinking and untreated human or animal feces must not be used as fertilizers, to prevent the spread of disease. MolQ offers a wide variety of tests under diagnosis of echinococcosis granulosus including Echinococcosis blood test, at affordable prices.

Sources of Infection

Herbivores and omnivores animals are the intermediate hosts of this infection as they ingest parasitic eggs from the contaminated food they eat and water of degraded quality they drink.

These parasitic eggs go through the definite larval stages and pass these eggs in their feces. This in turn contaminates the soil or if their untreated feces are used as fertilisers for agriculture, it is evident that a large number of people have the chances to get trapped in this disease.

If a person shows deficiency of nutrients in the body and weight loss, it is important to go for diagnosis of echinococcosis granulosus, so that the symptoms do not aggravate over a period of time.

Symptoms

After the ingestion of parasitic eggs, the person goes through an extended incubation period and does not show any clinical signs. It has been considered that mainly the cysts are formed in liver and lungs.

In case the liver is attacked and the cysts are formed in this organ,

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Nausea
  3. Vomiting
  4. Jaundice fever

These are the commonly noticed symptoms while if the lungs are infected,

  1. Chronic cough
  2. Chest pain,
  3. Difficulty in breathing are some of the other signs in case the cysts are formed in the lungs.

5 to 15 years is the incubation period when the person does not show any symptoms, but during this period, there may be a slow development of lesion in the liver. The host may suffer from deficiency of nutrients and minerals in the body if the parasites are present in the body in high number.

If a person experiences continuous weight loss or other deficiencies in the body, for a certain period of time, then this can be one of the reason and it is important to go for diagnosis of echinococcosis granulosus. MolQ offers all the tests that come under diagnosis of echinococcosis including echinococcosis blood test.

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  1. ULTRASOUND OF ABDOMEN
  2. MRI/CT SCAN
  3. Liver Function Test (LFT)
  4. Kidney Function Test KFT
  5. Electrolytes
  6. CBC

These tests are performed to check the extent of infection and the organ which has been infected by the parasites. There are some times when people do not really pay attention but going for these diagnosis is also important as major infection can also prove to be fatal.

Prevention

In order to prevent the transmission of this disease, there are some steps that need to be taken on the individual level while some are the responsibility of the authorities.

  1. Primarily, it is about maintaining hygienic and sanitary conditions in the surroundings.
  2. There are some very simple measures that need to be kept in mind and taken care of like washing hands properly, especially after coming from the washroom.
  3. Deworming of dogs prevents the spread of this disease.
  4. There is a need to check for food adulteration and water quality as these are are the easy sources of parasitic eggs.
  5. It is important to maintain slaughterhouse hygiene.
  6. Organising education campaigns at different places particularly in the rural area where maintaining hygienic conditions is still a problem.
  7. Vaccination of lambs is an important step towards preventing the occurrence of this disease.
  8. Going for regular diagnosis of echinococcosis from a well esteemed pathology lab, would not lead to the aggravation of problems.
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