A Case Report case of hydatid cyst.

  • Jaweeria Masood Children Hospital Faisalabad.
  • Irum Iqbal Children Hospital Faisalabad.
  • Zahid Mahmood Anjum Children Hospital Faisalabad.
Keywords: Echinococcus Anthelminthic, Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst

Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis or hydatid disease is caused by genus echinococcus and is transmitted to human through intermediate host (sheep and cattle). In children pulmonary involvement is common than hepatic involvement. Presentation is usually non-specific but sometimes patient can present ē symptoms of mass effect or cyst complications. Early detection and prompt treatment prevent mortality. We report a case of pulmonary hydatid cyst, who was initially presented with fever & cough for one month & later came with shortness of breath. Final diagnosis was done on CXR, USG chest, CT and echinococcus antibodies and was treated successfully with anthelminthic drugs.

Author Biographies

Jaweeria Masood, Children Hospital Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS (Pediatrics)

Senior Registrar

Department of Pediatric Medicine

 

Irum Iqbal, Children Hospital Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS (Pediatrics)

Senior Registrar

Department of Pediatric Medicine

 

Zahid Mahmood Anjum, Children Hospital Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS (Pediatrics)

Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric Medicine

 

Published
2019-11-10