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Research Article

Spinal Cystic Echinococcosis – A Systematic Analysis and Review of the Literature: Part 1. Epidemiology and Anatomy

  • Andreas Neumayr mail,

    andreas.neumayr@unibas.ch

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

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  • Francesca Tamarozzi,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, World Health Organization 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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  • Johannes Blum,

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

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  • Enrico Brunetti

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

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  • Published: September 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002450

About the Authors

Andreas Neumayr, Johannes Blum
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Francesca Tamarozzi, Enrico Brunetti
Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation, World Health Organization 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

Corresponding Author

Email: andreas.neumayr@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AN JB EB. Analyzed the data: AN FT SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AN FT SG JB EB. Wrote the paper: AN. Native speaker revision: SG. Critical revision and final approval of manuscript: JB EB FT SG.