Definition of Hydatid disease

1. Noun. Infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms).

Exact synonyms: Echinococcosis, Hydatidosis
Generic synonyms: Infestation

Medical Definition of Hydatid disease

1. A tissue infection by the larval stage of the Echinococcus granulosus worm. This disease is common in South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Sporadic cases have been reported in the us. Infection occurs after ingestion of eggs in infected dog faeces. The infection is carried to the liver where cysts form. Cysts may also form in the lungs, bone, brain, kidney, muscles and spleen. Symptoms include abdominal pain, itching, cough, haemoptysis, chest pain and fever. Treatment includes the surgical removal of cysts from the tissue. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydatid Disease

hydantoic acid
hydantoin racemase
hydatid cyst
hydatid cyst of morgagni
hydatid disease (current term)
hydatid fremitus
hydatid mole
hydatid polyp
hydatid pregnancy
hydatid rash
hydatid resonance
hydatid sand
hydatid thrill

Literary usage of Hydatid disease

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"hydatid disease. Vol. II. By the late JOHN DAVIES THOMAS, MD (Lond.), FRCS (Bug.) Edited and arranged by ALFRED AUSTIN LENDON, HD (Lond.) Sydney : L. Bruck. ..."

2. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"hydatid disease OF BONE BY HERSCHELL HARRIS, MB, CH.M. SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA THIS disease is always difficult to diagnose radiographically, ..."

3. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1889)
"hydatid disease of the liver, with or without rupture into the gall-bladder and ducts, presents no features in common with carcinoma of the gall-bladder. ..."

4. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1894)
"hydatid disease. Vol. II. By the late JOHN DAVIES THOMAS, MD Lond., FRCS Eng.; formerly Physician to the Adelaide Hospital, and Joint Lecturer on Medicine ..."

5. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"Casoni studied skin reaction in hydatid disease, publishing his results in 1912 to 1914. He first attempted to apply the cutaneous test of von Pirquet, ..."

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