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Asia Pac Allergy. 2015 Apr;5(2):128-31. doi: 10.5415/apallergy.2015.5.2.128. Epub 2015 Apr 29.

Anaphylaxis due to ruptured pulmonary hydatid cyst in a 13-year-old boy.

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Department of Pediatrics, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey.
Department of Pediatrics, Kayseri Teaching and Research Hospital, 38170 Kayseri, Turkey.
Department of Pediatrics, Yozgat Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, 66200 Yozgat, Turkey.


Hydatid cyst, a common disease in the world, is usually transmitted to humans through dog feces. Hydatid cyst is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Diagnostic interventions for hydatid cyst include physical examination and chest x-ray tomography. Although the treatment options of hydatid cyst vary according to the clinical findings of the patients, the primary treatment may be considered as surgery. We herein reported the case of a child hospitalized due to pneumonia who developed anaphylaxis as a result of the rupture of a pulmonary hydatid cyst.


Anaphylaxis; Echinococcus granulosus; Eosinophils; Rupture

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