Volume 82, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The clinical and microbiological characteristics of super-infected hydatid cysts are described. In our cohort, 7.3% of 503 patients had a super-infected cyst. Four patients developed severe sepsis, and two of them died. viridans group streptococci, and species in liver cysts and in lung cysts were the microorganisms most frequent involved.


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  • Received : 01 Jul 2009
  • Accepted : 29 Oct 2009

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