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Hydatid lung cyst in a 5-year-boy presenting with prolonged fever

Hakim Irfan Showkat, Arif Hussein Sarmast, Abid Amin, Sohail Farooq Mir, Suman Kotwal, Fazl Q Parray, Rubina Lone, Faheem Arshad, Iftikhar Bakhshi


Cystic echinococcosis is the larval cystic stage (echinococcal cysts) of a small taeniid-type tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus) that may cause illness in intermediate hosts, generally herbivorous animals and people who are infected accidentally. Pulmonary hydatid cysts are typical, involving one lobe in 72% of cases, usually at the lung base. In the paediatric age group, boys are affected more commonly than girls. We present a case of isolated hydatid cyst of the lung in a 5-year-old boy from a nomadic cattle-rearing tribe.

Authors' affiliations

Hakim Irfan Showkat, deptt of internal medicine SKIMS srinagar india

Arif Hussein Sarmast, deptt of surgery SKIMS srinagar india

Abid Amin, deptt of paediatrics SKIMS medical college srinagar india

Sohail Farooq Mir, deptt of surgery SKIMS srinagar india

Suman Kotwal, deptt of internal medicine SKIMS srinagar india

Fazl Q Parray, deptt of surgery SKIMS srinagar india

Rubina Lone, asst. prof SKIMS Medical college

Faheem Arshad,

Iftikhar Bakhshi,

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: hydatid , lung , cyst ,capitonnage ,

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South African Journal of Child Health 2012;6(1):23-25.

Article History

Date submitted: 2011-06-19
Date published: 2012-02-24

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