Fifteen-year experience with pulmonary hydatidosis: clinical manifestation, diagnosis and treatment
Abstract number: 1733_44
Sharifi-Mood B., Fazaeli A., Izadi S., Mokhtari S.
Background and Objective: Hydatid disease is a major world health problem and pulmonary hydatidosis is a widespread disease. It is presented with different clinical manifestations. In order to determine the most clinical manifestation, diagnostic tools and clinical outcome in our patients, we conducted this study.
Patients and Methods: Fourty-nine patients with pulmonary hydatid cysts who were admitted to our hospital in Zahedan (Southeat of Iran) between 1990 and 2005, evaluated. We retrospectively reviewed the patients' symptomatology, diagnostic studies, treatment options, and morbidity and mortality rate.
Results: The ages of the patients ranged from 16 to 68 years (mean 43 years). Seventy-five percent of patients were from male gender. Hemoptysis was the most common clinical presentation in our patients. Radiological studies were the main diagnostic tool. The correct preoperative diagnosis was made in 92% of the patients by chest roentgenogram plus chest CT-Scan. Eighty nine percent of patients were treated by surgical route. Only one patient was expired during surgery.
Conclusion: Upon the results emerged from this study, hemoptysis is the most prevalent clinical manifestation in patients with pulmonary hydatidosis and it can mimick pulmonary tuberculosis in endemic area.
|Session name:||European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases|
|Location:||ICC, Munich, Germany|
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