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2019 Jan 09

BMC Infect Dis



Severe chest allodynia as an unusual first presentation of hydatid disease: a case report.


Coluzzi F, Meniconi R L, Caruso D, Rivosecchi F, Petrone L, Goletti D, Ettorre G M
BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 09; 19(1):37.
PMID: 30626351.


Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a worldwide zoonosis and the liver is the most commonly affected organ. Clinical manifestations range from completely asymptomatic cysts to a potential lethal cyst rupture and anaphylaxis.