PULMONARY CYSTIC ECHINOCOCCOSIS IN A CHILD PRESENTING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM WITH FEVER AND CHEST PAIN: A BRIEF REPORT AND DISCUSSION ON MANAGEMENT.
Lees EA., Ives A., Fowler D., Lakhoo K., Grant D., Kelly D., Paulus S., Segal S., Gilchrist JJ., Kew A., Chiodini P., Kadambari S.
Cystic echinococcosis is a zoonosis caused by the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus. Pulmonary disease may be asymptomatic until the cyst ruptures or becomes secondarily infected. We report a case of pulmonary cystic echinococcosis presenting in the United Kingdom, with discussion on management: optimum antihelminthic agent, length of treatment and type of operative intervention. Treatment should be individualized to the clinical scenario.