Cystic echinococcosis: The parasitic tale of a sinister cystic disease

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  • J John Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Frere Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, East London, South Africa; Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2024.v114i5.2193

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2024-05-09

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John J. Cystic echinococcosis: The parasitic tale of a sinister cystic disease. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2024 May 9 [cited 2024 May 19];114(5):e2193. Available from: https://samajournals.co.za/index.php/samj/article/view/2193