Symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease


General information about symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease. Furthermore, symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease.

List of symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Alveolar Hydatid Disease includes:

Symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease: AHD is caused by tumor-like or cyst-like tapeworm larvae growing in the body. AHD usually involves the liver, but can spread to other organs of the body. Because the cysts are slow-growing, infection with AHD may not produce any symptoms for many years. Pain or discomfort in the upper abdominal region, weakness, and weight loss may occur as a result of the growing cysts. Symptoms may mimic those of liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.1

More symptoms of Alveolar Hydatid Disease: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Alveolar Hydatid Disease, underlying causes of Alveolar Hydatid Disease, associated conditions for Alveolar Hydatid Disease, risk factors for Alveolar Hydatid Disease, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

1. excerpt from Alveolar Hydatid Disease: DPD

Last revision: April 8, 2003

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