A Five-Year-Old Child with Renal Hydatidosis

Guillermo Moscatelli Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Samanta Moroni Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Héctor Freilij Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Fabián Salgueiro Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Jaime Altcheh Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hydatidosis is a zoonosis of worldwide distribution caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. Clinical manifestations include cyst formation, most commonly in the liver (67–89%) and lungs (10–15%). Renal localizations are rare. We report a case of renal hydatidosis in a five-year-old child treated in a tertiary pediatric hospital in Argentina. After the diagnosis was made, elective surgery was performed, which led to a rapid recovery.

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* Address correspondence to Guillermo Moscatelli, Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Gallo 1330, Buenos Aires C1425EFD, Argentina. E-mail: gfmoscatelli@yahoo.com.ar

Authors' addresses: Guillermo Moscatelli, Samanta Moroni, Héctor Freilij, Facundo García Bournissen, and Jaime Altcheh, Department of Parasitology, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Gallo 1330, Buenos Aires C1425EFD, Argentina, E-mails: gfmoscatelli@yahoo.com.ar, samantamoroni@yahoo.com.ar, facugb@hotmail.com, and jaltcheh@gmail.com. Fabián Salgueiro, Department of Surgery, Ricardo Gutierrez Childrens Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina, E-mail: fabiansalgueiro@yahoo.com.ar.

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