E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Evaluation of Cystic and Alveolar Echinococcosis Cases in People in Erzurum and Surrounding Cities
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
2 Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kars  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 163-166

Key Words: Cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, Erzurum, Turkey
Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively cases of cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) cases admitted to the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University These cases had come from Erzurum and surrounding cities. A total of 133 tissue samples from the cases submitted to the Department of Pathology from the Department of Surgery between 1 January 1999 and 15 July 2004 had been diagnosed as CE/AE. Of these cases, 111 (83.5%) were CE and 22 (16.5%), AE. The annual distribution of cases was as follows: 16, 13, 15, 46, 25 and 18 cases in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, respectively. Fifty seven (51.4%) cases of CE were male and 54 (48.6%), female while 9 (40.9%) AE cases were male and 13 (59.1%), female, making a total of 66 (49.6%) male cases and 67 (50.4%), female. The mean age of female cases with CE was 33 (5-76) and that of male patients was 32.3 (2-66) while the mean age of female cases with AE was 43.4 (18-59) and that of male cases with AE, 37.3 (18-52). The mean age of cases with both AE and CE was 35 (5-76) for females and 33 (2-66) for males. CE was located mainly in the liver (72.1%) and the lung (9.0%). AE was located in liver in 19 (86.4%) cases. Lesions were located in both the liver and kidney in one case, in the spleen, omentum, uterus, ovary and abdomen in one case and in the lung, pleura and brain in another case. The regional distribution of cases in cities was as follows: 58% from Erzurum, 13.4% from Ağrı, 7.6% from Kars, 5.9% from Iğdır and 3.4% from Erzincan. 

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