Document Type : Case Reports


1 Infectious Disease Department, Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, School of Medicine,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Dept. Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Patholog, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Dept. of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


  Hydatid disease is endemic in some parts of the world. This disease can occur in any organ. We present a 22-year-old farmer who was suffering from hydatidosis for 4 years. He was admitted to the hospital because of fever, cough, and chest pain in 2004. A chest radiograph revealed multiple nodules in both of lungs. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed cystic lesion in the apex of right ventricle. IgG Ab ELISA for hydatid cyst was positive and albendazole was administrated. One year later, he was admitted to the hospital because of hemoptysis, a transthoracic lung biopsy was performed. Pathologic examination revealed laminated membrane of hydatid cyst in associated with fibrinoleukocytic exudates. Three years after the second admission, he was admitted to the hospital because of dyspnea. Iranian people especially who live in village need more information about the routes of prevention because therapy is difficult in some cases.  


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