Case Report

Rapid Growth of Hydatid Cyst: A Pediatric Case Report


Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection caused by Echinococcus granulosus with worldwide distribution. The most affected organs are liver and lungs, but it can be detected in any other organs as well. We reported a 5-yr-old boy from Shiraz, southern Iran in 2017 who presented with abdominal discomfort. Imaging revealed multiple liver hydatid cyst and a huge kidney hydatid cyst. This case showed the possible implication of rapid growth of multiple hydatid cyst as well as unusual organ presentation in the pediatric population.

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SectionCase Report(s)
Hydatid cyst Echinococcosis granulosus Children

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FOROUGHI M, BAHADOR A, BEIZAVI zahra. Rapid Growth of Hydatid Cyst: A Pediatric Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 2021;16(1):164-167.