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Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú

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HUAMAN G., Iván; MAROCHO C., Luis; LOPEZ U., Teresa  and  GAVIDIA C., César. Frequency of hydatidosis of children and adolescents hospitalized in the National Child Health Institute (Period 1996-2005). Rev. investig. vet. Perú [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.1, pp.54-60. ISSN 1609-9117.

The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of patients with hydatidosis at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (INSN), Lima, during the period 1996-2005. Clinical records of 177 patients out of 235 patients diagnosed with hydatidosis were analyzed. The frequency of patients with hydatidosis was 0.21% (235/109 550). The largest number of patients were from Lima department (33.9%, 60/177), followed by Junín and Pasco. The 55.4% (98/177) of patients was male and 50.8% (90/177) of patients were between 5 and 9 years of age. The 44.0% (78/177) of patients suffered pulmonary hydatidosis and 23.2% (41/177) had hepatic hydatidosis. Results indicated that an urban cycle of the diseases would be occurring.

Keywords : zoonoses; hydatidosis; Echinococcus granulosus; man; dog; National Institute of Child Health; INSN.

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