[Cystic echinococcosis in Turkey from 2001-2005]

Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2008;32(3):208-20.
[Article in Turkish]


Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by the metacestode form of Echinococcus granulosus is a major public health problem especially in animal-raising regions of the world. In the present study, CE cases were determined during 2001-2005 by investigating different hospital and health directorship documents and Health Ministry documents, retrospectively. Our results show that there were 2534 (13.13%) cases in the Marmara region; 2114 (16.94%), in the Aegean region; 2578 (16.09%), Mediterranean region; 5404 (38.57%), in the Middle Anatolian region; 428 (5.70%), in the Black Sea region; 844 (6.80%), in the eastern Anatolian region; and 887 (2.75%), in the southeastern Anatolian region making a total of 14,789 CE cases. Finally, it has been determined that the patients were hospitalized for a total of 149,464 days.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Echinococcosis / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Turkey / epidemiology