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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 182-186

Musculoskeletal hydatid disease of extremities: A topical mini-review of recent articles

Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Ganesh S Dharmshaktu
Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani - 263 139, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmsr.jmsr_33_20

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Hydatid disease is an uncommon but important parasitic infection that presents itself with various clinical problems. It is reported from both endemic and nonendemic regions. Its common presentation may be either an asymptomatic mass or site-specific symptoms that pose a diagnostic or treatment challenge. More articles are added in the medical literature about this disorder every passing year but mostly limited to sporadic case reports or small series. Consensus on the diagnostic approach and management guidelines is nonexistent owing to the rarity of the condition. An attempt has been made in this article to highlight relevant information from published articles in the last 5 years (the year 2015 onward) on the subject. This article is aimed to serve as a brief overview of the recent updates for general clinicians and orthopedists alike.

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