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Cystic Echinococcosis in Kayseri during the Last Six Years
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 241-243

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Key Words: Cystic echinococcosis, Kayseri
Abstract

 Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by the larval form of Echinococcus granulosus is a major public health problem especially in sheep-raising regions of the world. In the present study, CE cases detected during 1994-1998 by various hospitals and health directorships were investigated retrospectively. Our results show that there were a total of 699 cases of CE including 330 (47.2%) males and 369 (52.8%) females. Finally, it was found that the 699 patients had been hospitalized for a total of 9.246 days. 

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