A rare case of primary multiple hydatid cysts of the brain in a 10-year-old child.

@article{Boujan2014ARC,
  title={A rare case of primary multiple hydatid cysts of the brain in a 10-year-old child.},
  author={M M K Boujan and Zineb Jalal},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          S216-9
        }
}
Echinococcus is a cestode. The most common Echinococcus species causing human infection are E. granulosus and E. multilocularis [1]. The commonest sites for cysts are the liver (59%–75%), followed in frequency by lung (27%), kidney (3%), bone (1%–4%) and brain (1%–2%). Other sites such as the heart, spleen, pancreas and muscles are very rarely affected [2]. Multi-organ involvement without liver cysts is reported [3]. Brain cysts caused by E. granulosus are rare; they occur during childhood in… CONTINUE READING