Possible anaphylactic reaction due to pulmonary hydatid cyst rupture following blunt chest trauma: A case report and review of the literature

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Topuzlar M., Eken C., Özkurt B., Khan F.

WILDERNESS & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.2, pp.119-123, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1580/07-weme-cr-1561.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-123
  • Keywords: pulmonary hydatid cyst, blunt chest trauma, anaphylactic reaction, Echinococcus granulosus, SURGICAL-TREATMENT, SEROLOGICAL TESTS, MEDICAL-TREATMENT, DISEASE, DIAGNOSIS, ECHINOCOCCOSIS, LUNG, MANAGEMENT, CHILD, SIGN
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


A hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. It is endemic in many areas, including New Zealand, Australia, and the Mediterranean region. Pulmonary hydatid disease can be diagnosed incidentally in asymptomatic patients or may cause symptoms such as cough, chest pain, dyspnea, fever, and hemoptysis both in patients with ruptured and nonruptured cysts. Anaphylactic reaction is a rare presentation of pulmonary hydatid cyst disease. In this case report, we report an unusual anaphylactic reaction following pulmonary hydatid cyst rupture secondary to blunt chest trauma.