Accelerated larval growth of Echinococcus multilocularis in the immunodeficient host?

B. Grüner, G. Härter, K. Wahlers & P. Kern
Introduction: Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis is a life threatening helminthic disease, primarily affecting the liver. Slow larval growth with a prolonged incubation period of several years is a characteristical feature of [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]