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Hydatid Cyst Prevalence in the Region of Kars
1 Ordu Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye  
2 İzmir Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye  
3 Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kars  
4 İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Malatya  
5 İnönü Üniversitesi Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 238-240

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Key Words: Hydatic cyst, Kars, Turkey
Abstract

It has been reported that hydatid cysts are more common in societies that breed animals. Although there have been epidemiologic studies in various regions of our country, there has been no previous study related to this issue in the province of Kars where stockbreeding is quite common. In this study in order to determine the seroprevalence in the city of Kars and villages of the province of Kars, 511 serums were obtained and the specimens were analyzed by the indirect hemagglutination technique (IHAT) and indirect immunofluorescent technique (IFAT). The seropositive rate of 34.6% (177) found in this study, leads to the conclusion that hydatid cysts may be an important health problem in the region, and it was concluded that it would be suitable to carry out more comprehensive studies in the region. 

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