Short Communication

Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 265-268

Hydatid disease in childhood: revisited report of an interesting case

  • Zeeba Shamim JairajpuriAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • , Sujata JetleyAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Email author 
  • , Md. Jaseem HassanAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • , Musharraf HussainAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

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Abstract

Hydatid disease is a zoonosis caused by the tapeworm of Echinococcus spp. The disease is widely endemic in many sheep and cattle rearing locales. However, hydatidosis does not remain restricted to endemic geographical locales anymore but rather is a global health concern. It is a major public health burden causing significant morbidity and mortality. Echinococcus granulosus involvement in children has a different pattern than adults. Children of all age groups are susceptible and localization of the disease in the lungs is more commonly seen. Multiple liver cysts in the paediatric age group is relatively uncommon. We report an interesting case of multiple liver cysts in a 5-year old boy which was diagnosed as hydatid cysts on histopathological examination.

Keywords

Hydatid Cyst Children Liver