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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 5, 2013, pp. 533-540
Bioline Code: oc13094
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 5, 2013, pp. 533-540

 en Polycystic echinococcosis in the state of Acre, Brazil: contribution to patient diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
de Siqueira, Nilton Ghiotti; de Siqueira, Cláudia Maria Villar Maziero; Rodrigues-Silva, Rosângela; Soares, Manoel do Carmo P. & Póvoa, Marinete Marins


The lack of knowledge regarding polycystic hydatid disease results in delayed or even incorrect diagnosis. The lack of systematic information regarding treatment also makes it difficult to assess the results and prognosis in patients with peritoneal and hepatic lesions caused by Echinococcus vogeli check for this species in other resources . Here we describe the clinical features of patients, propose a radiological classification protocol and describe a therapeutic option for the treatment of hydatid disease that previously had only been used for cases of cystic echinococcosis ( Echinococcus granulosus check for this species in other resources ). A prospective cohort study was initiated in 1999 and by 2009 the study included 60 patients. These patients were classified according to the PNM classification (parasite lesion, neighbouring organ invasion and metastases) and placed in one of three therapeutic modalities: (i) chemotherapy with albendazole at a dose of 10 mg/kg/day, (ii) surgical removal of cysts or (iii) percutaneous puncture of the cysts via puncture, aspiration, injection and re-aspiration (PAIR). The results were stratified according to therapeutic outcome: “cure”, “clinical improvement”, “no improvement”, “death” or “no information”. The PNM classification was useful in indicating the appropriate therapy in cases of polycystic hydatid disease. In conclusion, surgical therapy produced the best clinical results of all the therapies studied based on “cure” and “clinical improvement” outcomes. The use of PAIR for treatment requires additional study.

polycystic echinococcosis; polycystic hydatid disease; Echinococcus vogeli; Neotropical echinococcosis; hepatic cysts

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