By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In the Volgograd region, the Mantoux test helped identify a rare disease in a 13-year-old adolescent.


At school, a Volgograd student underwent a tuberculin test, as a result of which the child was sent for consultation to a pediatrician. With the help of X-ray and computed tomography, the boy was diagnosed with a lung cyst, which developed due to echinococcosis of the lungs. The disease is caused by the echinococcus tapeworm larva and is considered the most dangerous helminthiasis.

The operation took 1.5 hours to remove the large cyst measuring. At present, the patient’s life and health are not in danger.

Let’s add that an average of 2-3 children a year are admitted to a medical facility with such a disease. 


What is Echinococcosis or hydatid disease?