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 235patients diagnosed withhydatidosis 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.
|Translated title of the contribution||Frequency of hydatidosis of children and adolescents hospitalized in The National Child Health Institute (period 1996-2005)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru|
|State||Published - 2010|