Spectrum of Pulmonary Hydatidosis in a Tertiary Care Center in Mumbai

Panorama

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title Spectrum of Pulmonary Hydatidosis in a Tertiary Care Center in Mumbai
 
Creator Kasat, Shivprasad
Desai, Unnati
Joshi, Jyotsna M
 
Subject Medicine
Hydatid lung disease; Echinococcus granulosus; Albendazole; Doughnut sign
 
Description Background- Hydatid disease, a parasitic infection caused by Echinococcus granulosus, has variable organ involvement. Pulmonary hydatid disease consists of a vast spectrum; a differential diagnosis to multiple lung diseases. We studied the clinico-radiological and therapeutic aspects of pulmonary hydatid disease.Material and methods-This retrospective observational study was an analysis of patient records from 1997 to 2007. Twenty-three patients were included. Data was analyzed statistically in the form of frequencies and percentages.Results- Mean age was 28.5years. Men outnumbered women. Fourteen patients(60.86%) were from rural regions. Fifteen(65.21%) had contact with dogs. Cough was the predominant symptom(91.3%). Left lung was more involved than the right. The right lower lobe was the most common lobe involved. The commonest chest-radiograph finding was homogeneous round-to-oval opacity(52.94%). Commonest CT-thorax presentation was iso-to-hypodense opacity with enhancing wall. Eight(34.78%) had simultaneous liver involvement. Cyst size ranged from 2.8cms to 12.5cms. Indirect haemagglutination test was positive in 9(60%). Fourteen underwent surgery. Excision of the cysts with capitonnage was the preferred technique. Others were treated with albendazole in the dose of 10-15mg/kg/d for 3-6months. Patients were followed atleast upto 3years without any mortality.Conclusion- Pulmonary hydatidosis is not uncommon even in a non-endemic area with challenging diagnostics and management.
 
Publisher Scholar Science Journals
 
Contributor Nil
 
Date 2016-07-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
retrospective observational study
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbr/article/view/3409
10.7439/ijbr.v7i7.3409
 
Source International Journal of Biomedical Research; Vol 7, No 7 (2016): Jul; 414-419
0976-9633
2455-0566
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbr/article/view/3409/2409
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 International Journal of Biomedical Research
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library