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Hydatid Disease of Pleura: A Rare Cause of Recurrent Pneumothorax

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Anand Kumar1, Prashant Yadav2, Sourabh Pahuja3, Sudhir Chaudhri1  
1Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh; 2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, U P Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Saifai, Etwah, Uttar Pradesh; 3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Maulana Azad  Medical College, New Delhi.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Prashant Yadav
Email: dr.prashantyadav10@gmail.com
Received: 13-FEB-2016 Accepted: 28-APR-2016 Published Online: 25-JUN-2016
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2016.0067
Echinococcosis or hydatid disease is caused by larvae of Echinococcus. The hydatid disease is endemic in some Mediterranean countries, Middle East, South America, South Africa and Oceania.   The liver is the most common site of infection followed by the lung in 10% to 30% of cases. Pleural involvement of hydatid disease can occur, and usually follows the rupture of a pulmonary or hepatic hydatid cyst in to the pleural space. When a patient presents with recurrent   pneumothorax, zoonotic infections, especially hydatid disease of the lung, should always be considered alongside other common causes of recurrent pneumothorax. 
Keywords : Echinococcosis, Larva, Pleura, Pneumothorax, Zoonoses.
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