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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 23. No. 2, 2018

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2018;23:162-168

Original Article

Clinical Characteristics of Childhood Hydatid Disease: A Single Tertiary Centre Experience from Turkey

T Tural-Kara, H Özdemir, A Karbuz, BA Kocabaş, A Yahşi, T Erat, M Bingöl-Koloğlu, S Fitöz, E Tutar, E Çiftçi, E İnce


Purpose: Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection and it is a major health problem in some areas. We aimed to evaluate the demographic and clinical findings of patients with hydatid disease in our hospital. Methods: Between January 2009 and December 2015, patients with hydatid disease were included retrospectively in this study. Demographic characteristics, clinical findings, laboratory and imaging results, treatment modalities and complications were collected. Findings: Twenty-eight patients were involved in our study. The median age of patients' was 134 (55-197) months. Most frequently affected organs were liver (71.4%) and lungs (57.1%). In addition cysts were detected in atypical locations. Medical treatment was given in all patients. Conclusions: Hydatid disease is an important problem in Turkey. Multiple organ involvement may occur at the same time. Therefore, advanced imaging methods should be used for the detection of localised atypical cysts. Long term outcomes are satisfactory with adequate treatment.

Keyword : Children; Echinococcus granulosus; Hydatid disease; Treatment outcomes

Abstract in Chinese


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