Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Sep;89(3):554-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0243. Epub 2013 Jul 29.

A five-year-old child with renal hydatidosis.

Author information

1
Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina. gfmoscatelli@yahoo.com.ar

Abstract

Hydatidosis is a zoonosis of worldwide distribution caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. Clinical manifestations include cyst formation, most commonly in the liver (67-89%) and lungs (10-15%). Renal localizations are rare. We report a case of renal hydatidosis in a five-year-old child treated in a tertiary pediatric hospital in Argentina. After the diagnosis was made, elective surgery was performed, which led to a rapid recovery.

PMID:
23897992
PMCID:
PMC3771299
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.13-0243
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Ingenta plc Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center