To the Editor: A 56-year-old woman was recently admitted with recurrent large-volume haemoptysis associated with left-sided tearing thoracic pain. Growing up on a sheep farm in rural New South Wales, she had been diagnosed at age 8 years with pulmonary hydatidosis, which remained dormant on periodic clinical assessments. However, 2 years before presentation she started to cough up gelatinous material containing scolices of Echinococcus granulosus. Surgery was declined at that time due to the anticipated complexity of the operation and associated high perioperative risk. Long-term anthelmintic therapy was commenced.
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