Clinical Evaluation of Fifteen Cases of Hydatid Disease


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UYSAL S., Uyan A., Tasbakan M. , SİPAHİ O. R. , YAMAZHAN T. , Pullukcu H., ...More

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.4, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mjima.2015.13
  • Title of Journal : MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS

Abstract

Introduction: Hydatid disease is a zoonotic infection caused by the cestode Echinococcus spp. It is transmitted by ingestion of infectious cestode eggs, especially through dog feces. The two organs most commonly affected are the liver and the lung. In this paper, a series of 15 cases with symptomatic hydatid cysts hospitalized in our clinic and evaluated via consultations are presented.