Volume 18, Issue 5 (8-2015)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2015, 18(5): 106-112 | Back to browse issues page

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Didgar F, Noori Broujerdi G, Mirtalaee N. A Case Report of Complicated Hydatid Cyst in a Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2015; 18 (5) :106-112
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2900-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , rezanouri51@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (2736 Views)

Background: Hydatid disease is a zoonotic infestation by a tapeworm of the genus of Echinococcus that characterized by cystic lesions in the liver and lungs but rarely in other parts of the body.

Case: Known case of chronic Lymphocytic leukemia was a 56-years old man with several hydatid cysts of liver and lungs that was hospitalized because of ascites and abdominal pain. The patient received albendazol and surgical operation with diagnosis of peritonitis and complicated hydatid cyst in lungs and liver and Peritoneum. Patient expired with DIC and sepsis.

Conclusion: This case report provides evidence that complicated hydatid cysts in immunocopromised patients have a bad prognosis and can not be safely treated by medication and surgery.

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Infection
Received: 2014/04/23 | Accepted: 2015/07/22 | Published: 2015/07/22

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