Klinger Soares Faíco-Filho*, Diogo Boldim Ferreira and Eduardo Alexandrino Medeiros
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), BrazilFulltext PDF
Background: Echinococcosis is an endemic disease in the Neotropical region of the Americas caused by Echinococcus spp. Most of the cases come from the Amazon region, where a disease is popularly called “paca disease”, due to the population's habit of eating the meat of Cuniculus paca. Case Report: We report 72-year-old Indigenous male presents cirrhosis complications caused by echinococcosis since 2010 confirmed by serological examination (titer 1:2560) and inactive cysts in imaging methods. Conclusion: Inactive cysts in echinococcosis are a source of complications such as liver cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
Echinococcus spp; Echinococcosis; Cirrhosis
Faíco-Filho KS, Ferreira DB, Medeiros EA. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Secondary to Cirrhosis of the Liver due to Echinococcosis: Case Report in Brazilian Indigenous. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 1999..