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An unusual presentation of alveolar echinococcosis in a 12-yr-old immunocompetent child
Article first published online: 4 JUN 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S
Volume 16, Issue 8, pages E375–E378, December 2012
How to Cite
Oral, A., Ozturk, G., Aydinli, B., Kantarci, M. and Bedii Salman, A. (2012), An unusual presentation of alveolar echinococcosis in a 12-yr-old immunocompetent child. Pediatric Transplantation, 16: E375–E378. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01735.x
- Issue published online: 7 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 4 JUN 2012
- Accepted for publication 17 April 2012
- alveolar echinococcosis;
Oral A, Ozturk G, Aydinli B, Kantarci M, Salman AB. An unusual presentation of alveolar echinococcosis in a 12-yr-old immunocompetent child.
Abstract: AE is a parasitic disease caused by Echinococcus multilocularis (E.m.). AE is a rare form of echinococcosis and mostly seen in 50- to 70-yr-old patients. Its asymptomatic invasive tumor-like lesion development period, which lasts as much as 20 yr, is too long. Hence, this disease is very rare in children. Herein, we report an AE in a 12-yr-old girl who was not eligible for surgical treatment because of a radiological evaluation of non-resectable lesion and was scheduled for a LT.