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ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2014, Article ID 514757, 5 pages
Clinical Study

A Comprehensive Prospective Clinical Study of Hydatid Disease

1SMS Medical College, Jaipur 302004, India
2Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 3 January 2014; Accepted 12 February 2014; Published 9 March 2014

Academic Editors: A. J. Karayiannakis and Y. Nakanishi

Copyright © 2014 Ankit Kayal and Akhlak Hussain. 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.


The actual prevalence of hydatid disease in northern part of India is found more than usually interpreted. The present study has been done on 25 patients suffering from hydatid disease of various sites and treated during June 2009 to November 2011 at JLN Medical College and Hospital, Ajmer, with the aim of studying the clinical manifestations of hydatid disease of different sites and/or organ system and of analysing the morbidity and mortality of hydatid disease. The age, sex, h/o dog contact, duration of hospital stay, clinical presentation, treatment advised, findings and difficulties encountered during operation, and postoperative management of patients as well as morbidity and mortality were recorded and analysed. We observed that the mean age was 40 years. The sex incidence revealed female preponderance in the study (M : F: 1 : 2). Duration of illness in the present study varied from 1 month to 6 years in case of liver hydatid disease. Majority of patients were from rural areas (21) and the remaining (4) from urban areas. Swelling was the most common presenting feature. Incidence of hydatid disease at unusual sites in India is higher than in other parts of the world.