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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2014, Article ID 164787, 3 pages
Case Report

Disseminated Abdominal Hydatidosis: A Rare Presentation of Common Infectious Disease

1Academic and Training Affairs, King Fahad Medical City, P.O. Box 59046, Riyadh 11525, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Received 31 March 2014; Accepted 28 June 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Lawrence Yamuah

Copyright © 2014 Abdulrahman Almalik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hydatid disease is one of the most geographically widespread zoonoses with substantial disease burden. In this report we are discussing an unusual case of intra-abdominal HD that was ongoing for 22 years despite two surgical interventions. Significant symptomatic relief was achieved within the first two months of combination therapy with albendazole and praziquantel. HD is still of public health concern in the Middle East that needs optimized care.