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.

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doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000754, hdl.handle.net/1765/83262
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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