A vertebral hydatid cyst infection mimicking tuberculous spondylodiscitis

Tabak O., YILMAZ M., ÖZ A. B. , Ozaras R., ERDİNÇLER P., Mert A., ...More

Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, vol.13, no.3, pp.180-182, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10156-007-0518-7
  • Journal Name: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-182
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Affiliated: Yes


Hydatid disease involving the vertebral body and paravertebral soft tissues is rare even in rural areas where echinococcosis is endemic. The case of a 34-year-old woman with vertebral hydatid disease mimicking tuberculous spondylodiscitis (Pott's disease) is presented in this report. Spinal hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of spondylodiscitis in endemic countries, and tested for with imaging and serology. © 2007 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases.