• Indexing List

IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

Pulmonary hydatid cyst presenting with hemoptysis

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details: Surya Kant, Jyoti Bajpai, DK Bajaj, Rohit Pathak, Rajagopal TV

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-4222

Print ISSN : 2581-4214

Article First Page : 58

Article End Page : 59


Echinococcosis and/or hydatidosis is one of the most important zoonotic diseases in the world. Hydatid disease of the lung is uncommon and usually caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Hemoptysis in adults is most often caused by tuberculosis, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, aspergilloma, trauma or bronchogenic carcinoma. Here, we report an unusual cause of hemoptysis, which was due to pulmonary hydatidosis.

Cyst; Echinococcus; Hemoptysis; Scolices; Serology