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Recurrent anaphylaxis due to non-ruptured hepatic hydatid cysts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17356297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease, a parasitic infestation of humans, is endemic in the Mediterranean region, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, and mostly involves the liver. Anaphylactic reactions, which sometimes are the first manifestations of the disease, frequently occur due to cyst rupture after a minor/major trauma, though they may also be spontaneously seen on rare occasions. In extremely few studies, anaphylactic shock has been reported in patients without macroscopic rupture of the hydatid cysts. CASE REPORT: Our patient had recurrent anaphylactic episodes without any trauma and had been misdiagnosed for several years even though the patient was living in a region endemic for hydatid disease. CONCLUSION: We emphasize that physicians should be highly aware of hydatid disease as a possible etiology for seemingly idiopathic anaphylactic reactions, especially in endemic regions.
Asli Gelincik; Ferhan Ozşeker; Suna Büyüköztürk; Bahattin Colakoğlu; Murat Dal; Aydin Alper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International archives of allergy and immunology     Volume:  143     ISSN:  1423-0097     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-13     Completed Date:  2007-08-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211652     Medline TA:  Int Arch Allergy Immunol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Division of Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / immunology*,  parasitology*,  pathology
Echinococcosis, Hepatic / immunology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Rupture / immunology,  parasitology

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