What emergency care is indicated in the treatment of echinococcosis (tapeworm infestation)?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Lisandro Irizarry, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Echinococcosis is treated with albendazole and surgery or albendazole and PAIR (puncture, aspiration, injection, re-aspiration). Albendazole is recommended for 1-3 months before surgical intervention. [19]

Sparganosis and coenurosis treatment involves surgical excision for localized infections.


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