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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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ROSSETTI, Estefanía et al. Acute arterial embolism as the clinical presentation of a disseminated hydatidosis: case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.4, pp.e616-e620. ISSN 0325-0075.

Hydatidosis is a parasitic infection caused by the Echinococcus granulosus larvae, transmitted by the ingestion of infected food, characterized by the formation of cysts in vital organs. In Argentina, the disease is spread throughout the territory, constituting an important public health issue. The disease usually affects the liver and lungs. The affection of other organs is rare, and even more uncommon the affection of the heart. We present the case of a disseminated hydatidosis in a pediatric patient, whose initial clinical manifestation was an acute arterial embolism of the right limb caused by the rupture of a hydatidic cardiac cyst.

Keywords : Thrombosis and embolism; Echinococcosis.

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