Cardiac echinococcosis associated with cerebrovascular occlusive disease and subcutaneous bullous eruptions and ulcers


CANSU A. , ÇAKIR M. , DİLBER E. , GEDİKLİ Ö. , CANSU A. , KUL S. , ...More

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS, vol.31, no.3, pp.251-254, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1465328111y.0000000018
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-254

Abstract

Cardiac involvement is an uncommon complication of echinococcosis. It is usually asymptomatic and may only be diagnosed incidentally. A 7-year-old boy was admitted with acute stroke and bullous and ulcerated skin lesions. He was diagnosed with cardiac echinococcosis complicated by systemic emboli to the central nervous system and superficial cutaneous arteries. In endemic areas, echinococcosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cardiac disease and unexplained cerebral embolism.