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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2012, Article ID 596923, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/596923
Case Report

Primary Hydatid Cyst of the Kidney and Ureter with Hydatiduria in a Laboratory Worker: A Case Report

1Department of Urology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India
2Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India
3Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka 576104, India

Received 29 September 2012; Accepted 17 October 2012

Academic Editors: K. McLaughlin and Y.-Y. Ng

Copyright © 2012 Venkatesh Seetharam 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.

Abstract

Hydatid disease is frequent in endemic regions and sheep farming areas. Most common localization of hydatid cyst occurs in liver followed by lungs. Renal hydatid cyst constitutes about 2–4% of all locations. We report a case of left renal hydatid from a laboratory technician admitted in a tertiary care hospital. There were few cases of renal hydatid disease reported in India among general population but to the best of our knowledge never reported from laboratory worker. The possibility of laboratory-acquired infection cannot be ruled out in this case due to lack of precautionary measures and containment facilities in resource-constrained setting.