Case reports

The different faces of pulmonary hydatid disease

Stanley Amos Thula, Meryline Ndlovu, Refiloe Masekela

Abstract


 

Hydatid disease is responsible for causing cystic disease. In children, it classically involves the liver, lung and brain but can involve almost any organ or numerous organs simultaneously. e lung is the most common target organ in children, while in adults hepatic involvement is more common. We present three case reports of children who presented with hydatid disease with varying clinical manifestations of pulmonary hydatidosis and complications, and their related management.

 


Authors' affiliations

Stanley Amos Thula, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of KwaZulu Natal

Meryline Ndlovu, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal

Refiloe Masekela, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal

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Keywords

hydatid disease; cystic disease; pulmonary hydatidosis; Ecchinococcus;

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2016;22(2):43. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2016.v22i2.74

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-04-04
Date published: 2016-07-01

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