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hydatid disease

hydatid disease in Medicine

hydatid disease n.
An infection, usually of the liver or the lungs, with the larvae of an Echinococcus tapeworm, and characterized by the formation of hydatid cysts.

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  • One case of hydatid disease affecting the spinal column appears to have been originally an ordinary liver case.

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  • The record in question shows that out of 2109 slaughtered animals, no fewer than 899 were affected with hydatid disease.

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