is a serious public health problem in developing countries, most frequently seen in the Middle East, South America, New Zealand, and Mediterranean countries including Turkey (13).
Two patients showed suture diastasis and involutional markings on the plain x-ray films in which the bone and the epidural space were involved by hydatid disease
Twelve paediatric cases who were admitted to Ege University Children's Hospital with various symptoms and who were diagnosed with hydatid disease
between 2009 and 2011 were included in the study.
The authors review the diagnosis and treatment of spinal hydatid disease
For hydatid disease
, the recommended dose for Albenza is 400 mg twice daily with meals for three cycles (each cycle consists of 28 days of dosing followed by a 14-day albendazole-free interval).
When prolonged therapy or higher doses of albendazole are used for hydatid disease
or cysticercosis leucopenia, abnormalities in liver functions, allergic reactions and alopecia have been reported.
A case of primary hydatid disease
arising in a rib is reported.
The union's county executive for Denbighshire and Flintshire, Gareth Wyn Jones, said hydatid disease
in sheep is increasing in Wales and un-wormed dogs are the main carriers.
Abstract: Spinal hydatid disease
is a not uncommon cause of spinal cord compression in endemic countries; however, involvement of the epidural space with sparing of the vertebral column is rare.
is an ecchinococcal infestation which involves the liver and lungs frequently and brain, heart and bone, rarely.
was confirmed by a strongly positive serum enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for echinococcus.
Nine patients had toxoplasmosis, 8 had amebic liver abscesses; 5 had rickettsiosis; 4 had Fasciola hepatica infections; 2 each had cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, and brucellosis; and 1 each had visceral leishmaniasis, hydatid disease
, borreliosis, and human T-lymphotrophic virus type 1 infection.