Rev Esp Quimioter 2009;22(2):62-67

Hydatid disease in Departament oh Health two of the Valencian Community (Spain)

J. Moreno ,  C. J. Téllez y F. J. Pardo 


Hydatidosis is one of the most important zoonotic parasitic diseases of Mediterranean and South American countries where they constitute a significant health problem. Its diagnosis is realized essentially by image techniques and its treatment continues being eminently surgical. During the period 2000-2005, we reviewed clinical records of diagnosed and treated cases of hydatidosis carried out at the Department of Health 2 of the Valencia Community, Spain. Thirty three cases were evaluated of which we describe demographic, radiological, clinical,analytic, therapeutical and evolutionary data. We discuss the peculiarities found in them: thirty two cases were of hepatic location, essentially right, 48.5% unique cysts, five casual finding, 88.87% were diagnosed by ultrasonographic technique and in 2/3 of the cases the serology was positive. In addition, 52.17% of the twenty three cases treated surgically cured without recurrence and a 15.15% recurred without subsequent healing. Studies will require long term monitoring of patients evolution.


Key words: Hydatidosis. Zoonotic parasitic diseases. Diagnosis and treatment.

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