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MUNTEANU, Oxana; CHESOV, Dumitru; RUSU, Doina; VOLOȘCIUC, Irina; ONEA, Leonid; BOTNARU, Victor. Cystic echinococcosis: An attraction for fungal and bacterial pulmonary infections. In: Pneumologia. 2020, nr. 1(69), pp. 57-63. ISSN 2067-2993.
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Lung hydatidosis can remain latent for a long time, and symptoms may occur when the cysts grow to a certain size or when symptoms arise secondary to complications such as rupture or superinfection with bacterial organisms or fungi. A variety of signs denoting different appearances of complicated and/or uncomplicated pulmonary hydatid cysts have been described on chest radiographs and computed tomography scans. Aspergillosis is one of the most common fungal infections associated with pre-existing pulmonary cavities. The coexistence of aspergillosis and hydatid cyst is rare. Citrobacter infections usually occur in patients with underlying co-morbidities or immunosuppression. We presented a case of pulmonary echinococcosis with multiple bilateral cysts in which several consecutive episodes of cysts rupture and concomitant Aspergillus and Citrobacter pulmonary infections have been documented.
Aspergillosis, Citrobacter, Hydatid disease, imaging, pneumonia, Pulmonary echinococcosis