Homœopathic Links 2021; 34(02): 158-163
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721431
Case Report

Evidence-Based Case Report of Hydatid Cyst

Purnima Suri
1  Ex-Homoeopathic Physician, ESIC Hospital, IMT Manesar, Haryana, India
Kundan Kant Chandra
2  Medical Officer (Homoeopathy), Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Delhi, India
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Funding Nil.


Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation in humans caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Here, it develops in liver, lung, brain or other organs but liver is the most commonly affected organ. Intensity of morbidity depends upon location, expansion and activity of cyst. In modern medicine, surgery is still the treatment of choice but the chance of relapse and other complications is always there. Homoeopathy provides a better response in such conditions. One such case report is presented below. A young female patient attended outdoor patient department chiefly for complaints of jaundice, vomiting and right hypochondriac pain for the last 1 month and her diagnosis was hydatid cyst in right lobe of liver sized 11 × 15mm (by ultrasonography). She was successfully treated with the single and individualised homoeopathic medicine Crotalus horridus in 50 millesimal potencies in respect of both symptomatically and pathologically as evident by ultrasonography reports. Possible causal attribution of changes was explicitly depicted by Modified Naranjo Criteria. It shows positive role of homoeopathic treatment in regression of hydatid cyst in a young female.

Publication History

Publication Date:
02 July 2021 (online)

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