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Title: A retrospective hospital study of human cystic echinococcosis in Egypt
Authors: Kand eel, A.
Ahmed, E.S.
Helmy, H.
El Setouhy, M.
Craig, P.S.
Ramzy, R.M.R.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: We performed a retrospective study to determine annual clinical incidence of human cystic echinococcosis [CE] in 14 Egyptian hospitals between January 1997 and December 1999. From 492 353 records examined, 133 [0.027%] new human CE cases were recorded. Of these, 50 [37.6%] were from Alexandria and Matrouh hospitals, 33 [24.8%] from Giza Chest Hospital and 50 from other regions. Matrouh governorate had the highest annual clinical incidence [1.34-2.60 per 100 000] followed by Giza governorate [0.80-1.16 per 100 000]. About a third of those affected were aged </= 20 years. Liver and lungs were the organs most affected. Although human CE is of low endemicity in Egypt, it may-represent a public health concern in Matrouh and Giza governorates
Description: 349-357
Keywords: Age Distribution
Disease Notification
Endemic Diseases
Hospital Bed Capacity
Hospitals, General
Hospitals, Special
Population Surveillance
Subject: Echinococcosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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