Case Report

A Disseminated Echinococcosis Patient with Five Years Survival from Turkey: A Case Report


Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease characterized by cysts in especially liver and lung. We report a long-term survival of a 44-year-old female patient with disseminated echinococcal disease involving the brain, lung, liver, spleen, kidney, mediastinum, thyroid gland, parotid gland, pancreas, peritoneum, rectus muscle, pararenal area, left thigh, skin and breast tissue from Turkey in 2016.

1. Endy ERDHTSNAT. Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Elsevier. 2020; 957 p.
2. CDC.Echinococcosis;2019.Available from:
3. WHO. Echinococcosis ;2021. Available from:
4. Ok Ü. Türkiye’de İnsanlarda Kistik Ekinokokkoz. Mikrobiyol Bul. 2020;54(3):510-22.
5. McManus DP, Zhang W, Li J, Bartley PB. Echinococcosis. Lancet. 2003;362(9392):1295-304.
6. Bal N, Kocer NE, Arpaci R, Ezer A, Kayaselcuk F. Uncommon locations of hydatid cyst. Saudi Med J. 2008;29(7):1004-8.
7. CDC. Echinococcosis, Resources for Health Professionals; 2020. Available from:
8. Grozavu C, Ilias M, Pantile D. Multivisceral echinococcosis: concept, diagnosis, management. Chirurgia (Bucur). 2014;109(6):758-68.
9. Siracusano A, Delunardo F, Teggi A, Ortona E. Host-parasite relationship in cystic echinococcosis: an evolving story. Clin Dev Immunol. 2012;2012:639362.
10. Bouomrani S, Regaïeg K, Belgacem N, Souissi O, Guermazi M, Krimi S. Misdiagnosed behavior change revealing fatal primitive intra-cerebral echinococcosis. Advances in Health and Behavior. 2019;2(1):62-5.
IssueVol 18 No 2 (2023) QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Echinococcus dissemination parasitic disease cyst hydatid

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
How to Cite
Karakök T, Ata N, Kaya Kiliç E, Kinikli S. A Disseminated Echinococcosis Patient with Five Years Survival from Turkey: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 2023;18(2):262-267.