Human hydatidosis granulosus in greater Cairo, Egypt: with general review

J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2007 Aug;37(2):681-8.


In this study, human cases (41) of proved hydatidosis granulosus were obtained from Al Kasr Al Aini University Hospitals from 2000-2006. They were 22 females with ages from 8 to 70 years and 19 males with ages from 5 to 75 years. The highly infected organ was the liver. Infection in other organs as lung, spleen, brain, eye, pelvic and bones of upper and lower limbs were reported. Most of the hydatidosis patients were from governorates of Giza (24 cases), Qalyobia (7 cases), Cairo (5 cases), Bani-Swef (3 cases), Sharkia (1 case) and Demiatta (1 case). Biopsies of infected liver and lung were processed for the histopathological studies and photographed. The results were discussed on the light of work done before Egypt.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Echinococcosis / epidemiology*
  • Echinococcosis, Hepatic / epidemiology
  • Echinococcosis, Pulmonary / epidemiology
  • Echinococcus granulosus / isolation & purification*
  • Egypt / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Retrospective Studies