Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 265–268 | Cite as

Hydatid disease in childhood: revisited report of an interesting case

  • Zeeba Shamim Jairajpuri
  • Sujata Jetley
  • Md. Jaseem Hassan
  • Musharraf Hussain
Short Communication


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.


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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeeba Shamim Jairajpuri
    • 1
  • Sujata Jetley
    • 1
  • Md. Jaseem Hassan
    • 1
  • Musharraf Hussain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyHamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryHamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchNew DelhiIndia

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