A girl with disseminated thoracic echinococcosis
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal , Volume 34 - Issue 8 p. 900- 901
We present an unusual case of extensively disseminated pulmonary and thoracic echinococcosis in a 10-year-old girl. Thoracic echinococcosis should be considered in any child from an endemic country with cystic lesions on chest imaging. Confirmation of the diagnosis can be difficult and is important before surgery to reduce the risk of further dissemination and anaphylaxis.
|echinococcus, multiple lung cysts|
|The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal|
|Organisation||Department of Pediatric Surgery|
Groothuis, I, van de Ven, C.P, Maat, A, Paleru, C, & de Jongste, J.C. (2015). A girl with disseminated thoracic echinococcosis. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 34(8), 900–901. doi:10.1097/INF.0000000000000754