Social factors associated with pulmonary hydatid cyst in Aegean, Turkey


Sanli A. , Onen A., Karapolat S., Atinkaya C., Yuncu G., Eyuboglu G. M. , ...Daha Fazla

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, cilt.11, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES

Özet

Background: Pulmonary hydatid cysts are caused by larval forms of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid disease, which is endemic in Turkey, is an important health problem in agricultural and stockbreeding areas where there are insufficient environmental health and preventive medicine services. Previous studies on this topic reported that hydatid disease was frequently associated with stockbreeding in rural areas.