An Orient Triad With Hepatitis B Related Cirrhosis, Hydatid Cyst and Brucellosis: A Case Report

Ahmet Cumhur Dulger, Ozgur Kemik, Huseyin Begenik, Habib Emre, Fatih Mehmet Erdur, Rafet Mete


In many ways, diagnostic problems of the liver are different in Asian patients from those in western patients. Hepatitis B virus infection plays a major role for chronic liver disease worldwide as well as Turkey. One of the most feared complications of chronic hepatitis B is liver cirrhosis. Hydatid disease of the liver is one of the most common clinical problems in developing countries. Usually, the diagnosis is made by serology with ultrasonography. As a zoonotic disease, brucellosis can be coexisted with any of a number of clinical pictures and may mimic a variety of diseases. All of these different diseases may rarely present in the same patient. So, we report an unusual case of hydatide disease with hepatitis B-related cirrhosis and brucellosis. Thus, we reviewed many critical issues on this case report on the role of diagnostic approaches and management.

J Med Cases. 2011;2(3):107-109


Hepatitis B related cirrhosis; Hydatid cyst; Brucellosis

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