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Pulmonary cystic echinococcosis in a child


This case report describes the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of a 13-year-old boy with pulmonary cystic echinococcosis. The patient presented with low-volume hemoptysis, and lung imaging revealed a large cystic mass, as well as smaller pseudo-nodular lesions, suggesting a large intrathoracic hydatid cyst and ruptured cysts. The diagnosis was confirmed by a positive echinococcosis Western Blot assay, despite equivocal serology. The treatment consisted of surgical removal of the large cyst using thoracoscopy, along with a two-week course of albendazole and praziquantel, followed by albendazole alone for two years. Analysis of the cyst membrane revealed an Echinococcus granulosus protoscolex. The patient had a successful recovery.
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hal-04154987 , version 1 (07-07-2023)



Elora Peulier-Maitre, Erik Hervieux, Jeanne Bigot, Chiara Sileo, Sophie Denamur, et al.. Pulmonary cystic echinococcosis in a child. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2023, ⟨10.1002/ppul.26579⟩. ⟨hal-04154987⟩
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