Medicon Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2972-2721)

Case Report

Volume 6 Issue 6

A Case Report of Lung Hydatid Disease Associated with Heart Disease from a Tertiary Care Centre of North India

Suruchi Shukla1*, Senjuti Sengupta1, Gopa Banerjee1, Mohammad Zeeshan Hakim2 and Sarvesh Singh2
1Microbiology, King George’s Medical University, India
2Cardio-thoracic vesicular surgery, King George’s Medical University, India

*Corresponding Author: Suruchi Shukla, Microbiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Published: June 08, 2024

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This study presents the case of a 55-year-old woman from a rural village in Uttar Pradesh, North India, with a history of rheumatic heart disease. Over the past 3-4 years, she experienced nonspecific symptoms including intermittent fever, cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath, with reported exposure to pets and animals. Radiological assessments revealed a solitary hydatid cyst in the left lung, confirmed by microscopic examination of hydatid fluid and subsequent microbiological analysis detecting Echinococcus spp. The patient underwent surgical intervention alongside treatment with antiparasitic drugs for management.

Keywords: Tapeworm; Chest pain; Cestode; Hydatid fluid; Echinococcus