Lesson of the month 2: Cough and right hypochondrial discomfort.

Kurunadalingam, H; Dubrey, SW; Chiodini, PL; (2015) Lesson of the month 2: Cough and right hypochondrial discomfort. Clinical medicine (London, England), 15 (2). pp. 208-9. ISSN 1470-2118 DOI: https://doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.15-2-208

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Cystic echinococcosis, commonly known as hydatid disease, is caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Humans are an accidental host to this rare disease in the UK, with around 10-20 new cases reported each year. Once suspected, the diagnosis is confirmed through a combination of relevant history, imaging studies and serological testing. This lesson presents a case of hydatid disease and outlines the significant management issues when cysts rupture and the disease becomes disseminated.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 25824079
Web of Science ID: 352927700020
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2145748


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