Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2001 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 12 |Article ID 302738 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/302738

Mohammed Al Saghier, Mark C Taylor, Howard M Greenberg, "Canadian-Acquired Hydatid Disease: A Case Report", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 12, Article ID 302738, 5 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/302738

Canadian-Acquired Hydatid Disease: A Case Report

Received06 Jan 2000
Accepted14 May 2000

Abstract

Echinococcal cysts are unusual in Canada, and most cases seen are in immigrants. In northern Canadian communities, Echinococcus granulosis infection occasionally is acquired from dogs that feed on the entrails of caribou or moose. Seventeen patients with Canadian-acquired hydatid cysts were seen over an 11-year period. One challenging case is described in detail. An 18-year-old aboriginal woman presented with jaundice, pain, lower extremity edema and coagulopathy from a 26 cm echinococcal hepatic cyst. She was successfully treated with a combination of oral albendazole, percutaneous drainage and surgery. One-year follow-up showed no recurrence of disease. The management options for echinococcal cysts are extensively reviewed.

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