This study was carried out in order to establish the actual prevalence of cystic hydatid disease in Italy using ultrasound.
In fact, there is a great difference between the official reports of the disease and epidemiological investigations.
From 1988 to 1990, 424 cases of cystic hydatid disease were diagnosed in 333,144 examinations performed in nineteen Italian Echographic Departments, giving a mean incidence of 0.16%. Most of the examined persons arriving at the 19 Echographic Departments had symptoms independent from hydatidosis, were affected with other pathologies, or they were patients attending follow-up for neoplasms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Kyste hydatique, Echinococcose, Cestodose, Helminthiase, Infection, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Echographie, Exploration ultrason, Italie, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hydatid cyst, Echinococciasis, Cestod disease, Helminthiasis, Infection, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Echography, Sonography, Italy, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0649875
Code Inist : 002B05E03A3. Création : 199406.