Primary pulmonary Echinococcosis: A case report

  • Md. Rafiqul Alam Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
  • Md. Abul Kalam Azad Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
  • Zia Uddin Ahmed Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
  • Md. Mizanur Rahman Khan Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
  • Ferdous Jahan Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
  • Hasan Imam Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
  • Shah Md. Mohaimenul Haq Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
  • Nur Mohammad Dept of Internal Medicine, BSMMU
Keywords: Albendazole, Hydatidosis, Pulmonary Echinococcosis

Abstract

Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease endemic in many parts of the world. Liver is the most common affected organ followed by lungs. Primary pulmonary involvement is very rare. In this case report, we are going to present a case of primary pulmonary echinococcosis in a middle age female. She was presented with cough and haemoptysis. She was initially labeled and treated as a case of consolidation with different antibiotics in appropriate dose and duration without clinical and radiological improvement. So she was evaluated further and diagnosed as a case of primary pulmonary echinococcosis on the basis of histopathology and positive serology for Echinococcal antigen. She was advised to take oral Albendazole 400mg 12 hourly for one year with regular follow-up.

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2016-07-28
How to Cite
Alam, M. R., Azad, M. A., Ahmed, Z., Khan, M. M., Jahan, F., Imam, H., Haq, S. M., & Mohammad, N. (2016). Primary pulmonary Echinococcosis: A case report. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 9(1), 66-70. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v9i1.28952
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Case Reports