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A rare presentation of multi-organ hydatid disease: Case report and review of the literature

I Ntatamala, S Adams

Abstract


Hydatid disease involving multiple organs is rare in clinical practice. The most commonly affected organs in adults include the liver and lungs. We report a case of a 54-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with multiple cystic lesions in the liver, lung and spleen. The case highlights the need to have a high index of suspicion for hydatid disease in endemic areas in patients with this clinical presentation.


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I Ntatamala, Division of Occupational Medicine and Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

S Adams, Division of Occupational Medicine and Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2022;28(2):87.

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Date submitted: 2022-07-15
Date published: 2022-07-15

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