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Table 1 Pertinent details of hepatic hydatid cases.

From: Hepatic hydatid disease: four case reports

  Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4
Gender Female Male Male Male
Age (Years) 22 11 37 43
Occupation Student Farmer Farmer Shepherd
Residence Suburban Rural Rural Rural
Dog contact No Yes Yes Yes
Symptoms Abdominal pain, nausea Indigestion, easy fatigability Generalized abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea Pain in right hypochondrium, nausea, vomiting, weight loss
Physical examination Hepatomegaly Normal Normal Hepatomegaly
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 12 13.2 14 14.1
RBCs (106/ml) 3.9 4.4 4.8 4.5
WBCs (103/ml) 8.4 12.7 6.6 19.2
Eosinophils (%) 8 18 4 17
Bilirubin (mg/dl) 1.7 2.2 0.9 1.2
ALT (U/ml) 58 34 22 41
AST (U/ml) 74 61 34 36
ALKP (U/L) 18 22 16 11
Serology (test)     
IHA Positive Negative Positive Positive
ELISA Positive Negative Positive Positive
Maximal diameter (cm) 6 14 5 6
Cyst type III I I I
Concurrent locations Spleen -- -- --
Surgical Treatment Complete pericystectomy Complete pericystectomy Complete pericystectomy Complete pericystectomy
Postoperative complications -- -- -- --