versão impressa ISSN 0121-5256
BASTIDAS, ALIRIO; VELASQUEZ, JUAN CARLOS e PEREZ M, CARLOS E. EOSINOPHILIC PLEURAL EFFUSION BY HEPATIC HYDATIDOSIS: CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW. rev.fac.med [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.1, pp. 45-55. ISSN 0121-5256.
Echinococcosis due to larval stages from the Echinococcus is an infrequent disease in our environment and there is no precise local information about its epidemiology and management, especially in complicated cases, having only available information through series of cases and reports. We present a case of hepatic hydatidosis that appeared as an eosinophilic pleural effusion serologically confirmed, treated with combined therapy with albendazol and the percutaneous aspiration-injection-reaspiration drainage technique (PAIR) which was for the first time reported in Colombia with successful results. In our country, there is few written literature about this entity, on account of which it is valuable to review the most relevant issues about its diagnosis and therapy.
Palavras-chave : Echinococcosis; Echinococcus; pleural effusion.