Any race can be affected and it is common in both men and women. Symptoms depend on the affected organ-for example liver cysts cause jaundice, abdominal discomfort while lung cysts cause cough, chest pain and hemoptysis (coughing up blood). Rupture of cysts may cause fever, urticaria, and serious anaphylactic reactions.
Diagnosis is done using imaging techniques, examination of the cyst fluid and serological tests.
Treatment may be with drugs like albendazole, surgery, cyst aspiration or instillation of scolicidal agents.
Latest Publications and Research on Hydatid diseaseEchinococcus of the liver treated with laparoscopic subadventitial pericystectomy. - Published by PubMed
The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Liver Hydatid Cyst: A Single-center Experience and World Review of the Literature. - Published by PubMed
[Epidemiological profile of 290 cases of human cystic echinococcosis diagnosed in the Mustapha University Hospital (Algiers) from 2006 to 2011.] - Published by PubMed
Embolization of Ruptured Hepatic Hydatid Cyst to Pulmonary Artery in an Elderly Patient: Multidetector computed tomography findings. - Published by PubMed
The occurrence of Helicobacter pylori in hydatid liver disease. - Published by PubMed