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IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine


Pulmonary hydatid cyst presenting with hemoptysis


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Author Details: Surya Kant, Jyoti Bajpai, DK Bajaj, Rohit Pathak, Rajagopal TV

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-4222

Print ISSN : 2581-4214

Article First Page : 58

Article End Page : 59


Abstract

Echinococcosis and/or hydatidosis is one of the most important zoonotic diseases in the world. Hydatid disease of the lung is uncommon and usually caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Hemoptysis in adults is most often caused by tuberculosis, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, aspergilloma, trauma or bronchogenic carcinoma. Here, we report an unusual cause of hemoptysis, which was due to pulmonary hydatidosis.

Keywords:
Cyst; Echinococcus; Hemoptysis; Scolices; Serology

Doi No:-10.18231