Paediatrics Publications

Title

Short report: A five-year-old child with renal hydatidosis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2013

Journal

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Volume

89

Issue

3

First Page

554

Last Page

556

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.4269/ajtmh.13-0243

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. Copyright © 2013 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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