Multisystem involvement of alveolar echinococcosis in a child

  • Mecit Kantarci School of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Ummugulsum Bayraktutan School of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Berhan Pirimoglu School of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Hayri Ogul School of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Akgun Oral School of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Suat Eren School of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
  • Betul Gundogdu School of Medicine Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Keywords: Alveolar echinococcosis, liver, lung, brain

Abstract

Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a chronic progressive infestation inducing a slowly progressing, life-threatening tumor-like growth in the liver. It may spread to other organs by regional extension or hematogenous or lymphatic metastasis. Herein, we report a fifteen-year-old patient diagnosed with AE of the liver and simultaneous lung and brain metastasis with a literature review.

Published
2014-11-13
How to Cite
1.
Kantarci M, Bayraktutan U, Pirimoglu B, Ogul H, Oral A, Eren S, Gundogdu B (2014) Multisystem involvement of alveolar echinococcosis in a child. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:1494-1497. doi: 10.3855/jidc.4214
Section
Case Reports