Rare Presentation of Pulmonary Echinococcosis

Natalya Kozlova, MD*; Mohamed Ramadan, MD; Christopher Mesa, MD; Aijan Ukudeyeva, MD; Anna Shengelia, MD; Nadezhda Inragimova, MD; Rajan Khanna, MD.

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Hospital; Bronx, NY, USA

*Corresponding author: Natalya Kozlova, MD. Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Hospital. Bronx, NY, USA. E-mail: natalya.kozlova77@gmail.com

Published: June 16, 2017.  doi: 10.21103/Article7(2)_CR1


In this paper, we present a rare case of pulmonary cyst echinococcosis, in which the patient presented with no symptoms and was misdiagnosed as having pulmonary tuberculosis. Our case is a prime example of why echinococcosis should be part of the differential when dealing with an immigrant population.

pulmonary cyst echinococcosis ● tuberculosis ● fine needle aspiration ● albendazole.
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