Hydatid infection is called Echinococcosis. Echinococcal infection is parasitic contamination by the tapeworm Echinococcus Granulosus, chiefly at its larval stage. One of the primary sorts of infection is cystic Echinococcosis or hydatid pimple. Residential puppies and foxes are characteristic transporters of hydatid illness. The treatment to this condition can be entangled, extravagant obliging surgical intercession and medication help. Clinical attributes rely on the measure of the sore, the organs included and profundity of adjoining contamination to different organs.
People are usually infected when they come in contact with dogs or other animals who are carriers of the Echinococcus. It takes a long time and many years for the cyst to persist and grow very large in humans. Once infected, it moves through the bloodstream and into the organs, lodging themselves to form watery cysts. The cysts are full of tapeworm heads. Hydatid disease is not contagious and is not passed on from one person to another upon human contact.
A tapeworm requires at least two hosts to complete its life cycle in animals; the intermediate host and definitive host. In humans the infections happen when the human is an intermediate host.
The symptoms to the disease predominantly depend upon the organ that has been affected. It is usually the liver that is affected with hydatid disease. Sometimes they are also found in the heart, bone and thyroid gland. There are no evident immediate symptoms, since it may take months and even years for the cyst to develop. Once developed some of the symptoms are:-
The diagnosis for hydatid disease usually starts with medical history given by the patient. Besides physical examination, the following diagnosis may also be conducted: