Splenic hydatid disease in pregnancy

Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

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Title Splenic hydatid disease in pregnancy
Creator Thomson, Kirstie F. Mahlobo, Florence Reddy, Denasha L.
Subject Internal medicine; Infectious diseases; HIV medicine; Obstetrics cystic echinococcosis; hydatid disease; pregnancy; spleen; splenomegaly
Description Introduction: Hydatid disease in the South African setting remains an important differential diagnosis in many appropriate clinical presentations, such as splenomegaly. Splenic hydatid disease in pregnancy is a rare and complex disease to manage.Patient presentation: In this case report we describe a case of isolated splenic hydatid disease in an HIV-positive woman presenting in her third trimester of pregnancy.Management and outcome: A multidisciplinary team consisting of specialists from the high-risk maternity unit, hepatobiliary surgery and infectious diseases planned the management of the patient, which included pre-operative albendazole and elective caesarean section with assisted forceps delivery at 36 weeks’ gestation. An elective splenectomy in the post-partum period was planned for definitive management.Conclusion: Our aim is to highlight the unique treatment challenges of hydatid disease in pregnancy and the need for a multidisciplinary team approach when managing complex cases of hydatid disease.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Dr John Devar Dr Mary Adam
Date 2022-05-26
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case report
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhivmed.v23i1.1363
Source Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine; Vol 23, No 1 (2022); 4 pages 2078-6751 1608-9693
Language eng
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Coverage Southern Africa Third trimester —
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Kirstie Thomson, Florence Mahlobo, Denasha L. Reddy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0