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Justified Concern or Exaggerated Fear: The Risk of Anaphylaxis in Percutaneous Treatment of Cystic Echinococcosis—A Systematic Literature Review

  • Andreas Neumayr mail,

    andreas.neumayr@unibas.ch

    Affiliation: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Giuliana Troia,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy

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  • Chiara de Bernardis,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy

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  • Francesca Tamarozzi,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy

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  • Sam Goblirsch,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Luca Piccoli,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy

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  • Christoph Hatz,

    Affiliation: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Carlo Filice,

    Affiliation: Ultrasound Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy

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  • Enrico Brunetti

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy

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  • Published: June 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001154

About the Authors

Andreas Neumayr, Christoph Hatz
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Giuliana Troia, Chiara de Bernardis, Francesca Tamarozzi, Luca Piccoli, Enrico Brunetti
Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy
Sam Goblirsch
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Carlo Filice
Ultrasound Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, Pavia, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: andreas.neumayr@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: AN. Wrote the paper: AN EB. Review by native speaker: SG. Review of the manuscript: CH CF. Data collection: AN GT CdB FT LP.