Anaphylaxis due to ruptured pulmonary hydatid cyst in a 13-year-old boy

Ozdemir A., Bozdemir S. E. , Akbiyik D., Daar G., Korkut S., Korkmaz L., ...More

ASIA PACIFIC ALLERGY, vol.5, no.2, pp.128-131, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5415/apallergy.2015.5.2.128
  • Title of Journal : ASIA PACIFIC ALLERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-131


Hydatid cyst, a common disease in the world, is usually transmitted to humans through dog feces. Hydatid cyst is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Diagnostic interventions for hydatid cyst include physical examination and chest x-ray tomography. Although the treatment options of hydatid cyst vary according to the clinical findings of the patients, the primary treatment may be considered as surgery. We herein reported the case of a child hospitalized due to pneumonia who developed anaphylaxis as a result of the rupture of a pulmonary hydatid cyst.