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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

Research

European Echinococcosis Registry: Human Alveolar Echinococcosis, Europe, 1982–2000

Petra Kern*Comments to Author , Karine Bardonnet†, Elisabeth Renner‡, Herbert Auer§, Zbigniew Pawlowski¶, Rudolf W. Ammann‡, Dominique A. Vuitton#, Peter Kern**, and the European Echinococcosis Registry
Author affiliations: *University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; †University Hospital, Besançon, France; ‡University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; §University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; ¶A. Wrzosek Collegium, Poznan, Poland; #University of Franche Comté, Besançon, France; **University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

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Table 5

Vital status of patients with alveolar echinococcosis, as of December 2000

Yr of first diagnosis No. of patients
Interval between diagnosis and death (yrs)
Alive Lost to
follow-up Deceased
Until 1980
63
4
37
4–29
1981–1985
73
11
28
<1–14
1986–1990
84
9
34
<1–10
1991–1995
85
6
10
1–4
1996–2000
103
2
10
<1–1
Total 408 32 119

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1The European Echinococcosis Registry (EurEchinoReg) is a surveillance network for human alveolar echinococcosis coordinated by D.A. Vuitton (France) and P. Kern (Germany). Registration of human cases is organized by H. Auer (Austria), Y. Carlier (Belgium), L. Kolarova (Czech Republic), K. Bardonnet (France), P. Kern (Germany), P.S. Craig (Great Britain), I. Prousalidis (Greece), A. Siracusano (Italy), J. van der Giessen (Netherlands), Z. Pawlowski (Poland), E. Renner, R.W. Ammann (Switzerland), and N. Altintas (Turkey).

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