The different faces of pulmonary hydatid disease
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.
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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Date published: 2016-07-01
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