Disseminated peritoneal cystic Echinococcosis in a patient with HIV: case report





Echinococcosis, Zoonoses, Peritoneal Cavity, HIV, Ultrasonography, Peru


Cystic echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection caused by the larva of Echinococcus granulosus, which is capable of invading several organs starting from the human intestine. There are several complications in cases of co-infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which are conditioned by the immunosuppressive disease and have poor prognosis. This report aims to describe a case of multi-cystic peritoneal echinococcosis in a patient under antiviral treatment for HIV for almost ten years, who received
albendazole, underwent surgery and progressed favorably. This would be the first Peruvian report of a person with HIV and cystic echinococcosis.


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Ruíz-Pérez PJ, Huayapa-Avendaño MJ, Gómez Leyva KB, Rivera-Jacinto MA. Disseminated peritoneal cystic Echinococcosis in a patient with HIV: case report. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 20 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];40(2):236-41. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/12479

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