Multivisceral Hydatidosis in a 5-Year-Old Boy.
In December 2016, a 5-year-old boy presented to the emergency department (Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia) with complaints of cough, fever, and abdominal pain of around 15 days' duration. The patient lived in a rural area with exposure to animals. On examination, he had a temperature of 38.5 [degrees]C, respiratory rate of 16 breaths/min, heart rate of 88 beats/min, and arterial blood pressure of 100/60 mm Hg. Cardiopulmonary auscultation was normal. Abdominal examination revealed no hepatomegaly or splenomegaly. Chest X-ray showed bilateral lung opacities (figure 1). Computed tomography scan showed large, cystic, multilocular lesions in both lungs, liver, and left kidney (figure 2). Hydatid serology (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA]) was positive. The patient underwent 2-stage surgery of the lung hydatid cysts. Albendazole (GlaxoSmithKline, England) therapy was started 15 days before the first surgery and was continued postoperatively. A 3-month follow-up visit revealed a healthy and asymptomatic boy. The liver hydatid cyst excision will be performed on March 5th, 2018.
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Please cite this article as: Zouari M, Abdallah AKB, Ammar S, Mhiri R. Multivisceral Hydatidosis in a 5-Year-Old Boy. Iran J Med Sci. 2018;43(3):340-341.
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Mohamed Zouari, MD; Ahmed Khalil Ben Abdallah, MD; Saloua Ammar, MD; Riadh Mhiri, MD
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
Correspondence: Mohamed Zouari, MD; Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
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Received: 15 Novembrer 2017
Revised: 22 January 2018
Accepted: 4 February 2018
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|Author:||Zouari, Mohamed; Abdallah, Ahmed Khalil Ben; Ammar, Saloua; Mhiri, Riadh|
|Publication:||Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences|
|Article Type:||Case study|
|Date:||May 1, 2018|
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