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Volume 82, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Anamnesis data of 104 patients with Cystic Echinococcosis were correlated retrospectively with the detected species/strain of Ninety-two percent ( = 23) of autochthonous Austrian and 33% ( = 9) of patients with former Yugoslavian (YU) origin were infected with G7, the pig strain. All patients originating from Turkey harbored G1, the sheep strain. All G7-infected patients showed small liver cysts (ø 5.9 cm), only one of them an additional lung cyst. The median age at the time of operation of the Austrian patients was 55 years, of the Turkish patients 30 years, and of the former YU patients 23 years in the and 42 years in the -infected patients, respectively. The unexpected high number of G7-infected patients and the immigrants' young age show the importance of as a cause of human Cystic Echinococcosis in Central Europe and accordingly this new species has to be included into future echinococcosis control programs.

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  • Received : 23 Oct 2009
  • Accepted : 15 Dec 2009

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