Treatment of complicated pulmonary echinococcosis with albendazole in childhood

Scand J Infect Dis. 1997;29(6):638-40. doi: 10.3109/00365549709035913.


The case of an 11-year-old boy suffering from pulmonary hydatid disease with rupture and bacterial superinfection is presented. After 3 courses of chemotherapy with albendazole the boy recovered fully, uneventfully and without relapse. Conservative management should always be considered before surgical intervention in children with echinococcosis, even when complications have occurred.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Albendazole / therapeutic use*
  • Animals
  • Anthelmintics / therapeutic use*
  • Antibodies, Helminth / blood
  • Child
  • Echinococcosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy*
  • Echinococcosis, Pulmonary / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E / blood
  • Male


  • Anthelmintics
  • Antibodies, Helminth
  • Immunoglobulin E
  • Albendazole