Echinococcosis physical examination
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The patient are usually well appearing in non-complicated cases and mainly during early infection, but may be ill looking in complicated cases. Physical examination of a patient with echinococcosis may reveal hypotension, fever, jaundice, pulmonary manifestations depending on the extend of the disease (cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, dullness or hyperrosnance, etc.), pitting edema, hepatomegaly and abdominal tenderness.
- The patient are usually well appearing in non-complicated cases and mainly during early infection
- The patient may be ill looking in complicated cases(ruptures cysts-numerous hyperactive cysts-pulmonary cysts-etc.)
- Decreased blood oxygen saturation
- In pulmonary cases
- Chest pain
- Thoracic deformations
- Pleural effusion
- Dullness resonance in percussion
- Chest pain
- Mechanical rupture of valves
- In Mitral valve prolapse as a click with late systolic murmur
- Pericardial tamponade
- Pericardial rub
- Quiet heart sounds
- Due to Raised intracranial pressure
- spinal cord compression
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