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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

Global Socioeconomic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis

Christine M. Budke*, Peter Deplazes*, and Paul R. Torgerson*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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Table 1

Outcome of surgery for cystic echinococcosis in humans

Country (y) No. patients Cure (%) Morbidity (%) Relapse (%) Death (%) Reference
Greece (1984–1990) 56 40 (72) 13 (23) 3 (5) 0 (9)
Italy (1950–1987) 298 244 (82) 27 (9) 15 (5) 12 (4) (20)
Turkey (1992–1999) 95 32 (34) 38 (40) 24 (25) 1 (1) (21)
Turkey (1990–1995) 108 88 (81) 19 (18) 0 1 (1) (22)
Greece (1985–1990) 67 59 (86) 4 (6) 3 (6) 1 (2) (23)
Italy (1982–1994)
70 (79)
17 (19)
1 (1)
1 (1)
Total 713 533 (75) 118 (17) 46 (6) 16 (2)

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