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Journal:   GOVARESH JOURNAL   FALL 2015 , Volume 20 , Number SUPPLEMENT; Page(s) 8 To 8.
 
Paper: 

AN ANALYSIS OF CYSTIC ECHINOCOCCOSIS SURGERIES IN PATIENTS REFERRED TO IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL IN ILAM PROVINCE, IRAN. (1999-2012)

 
 
Author(s):  NAZARI NASER*
 
* KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a neglected zoonotic disease caused by the larval stage of a tapeworm named Echinococcus Granulosus.
Humans can accidentally get infected by ingesting the eggs of the tapeworm through consuming contaminated food or water or from direct fecal contact of infected dogs. Although CE have been found all around the world, generally high infection rates are seen where domestic livestock is raised in association with dogs. The aim of this study is to highlight the prevalence of cystic echinococcosis surgical cases in Ilam district, west of Iran during a 13 year period (1999 to 2012).
Methods: All patients who had went under CE surgery in Imam Khomeini hospital of Ilam (as a referral center), were enrolled as participants in the study. Epidemiological and clinical data were collected for each patient.
Results: During the period of study, A total of 51 patients were operated for hydatidosis. The average age of patients was 17.24
±40.29 years (range: 12-76 years) with the most of them being 20-30 year olds (18.7% of the cases). The infection rate was higher in females (33, 64.7%) than males (18, 35.3%). The liver was the most frequently infected organ (92.2%).
49 (96%) of patients had a single organ CE cyst while four percent showed multi-organ involvement. The average hospitalization time was 5 days.
The majority (51%) of all cases were from urban residents.
Conclusion: The relatively high frequency of cystic echinococcosis in the studied region was largely due to the natural transmission of the parasite resulted from the lack of control and prevention strategies.
The public health authorities should promote public knowledge regarding prevention and control methods of disease through mass media such as brochures and radio programs.

 
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APA: Copy

NAZARI, N. (2015). AN ANALYSIS OF CYSTIC ECHINOCOCCOSIS SURGERIES IN PATIENTS REFERRED TO IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL IN ILAM PROVINCE, IRAN. (1999-2012). GOVARESH JOURNAL, 20(SUPPLEMENT), 8-8. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509574



Vancouver: Copy

NAZARI NASER. AN ANALYSIS OF CYSTIC ECHINOCOCCOSIS SURGERIES IN PATIENTS REFERRED TO IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL IN ILAM PROVINCE, IRAN. (1999-2012). GOVARESH JOURNAL. 2015 [cited 2021July25];20(SUPPLEMENT):8-8. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509574



IEEE: Copy

NAZARI, N., 2015. AN ANALYSIS OF CYSTIC ECHINOCOCCOSIS SURGERIES IN PATIENTS REFERRED TO IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL IN ILAM PROVINCE, IRAN. (1999-2012). GOVARESH JOURNAL, [online] 20(SUPPLEMENT), pp.8-8. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509574.



 
 
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