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[Investigation on current status of advanced schistosomiasis in Sichuan Province, 2010].

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Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu 610041, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To understand the current distribution and characteristics of patients with advanced schistosomiasis in Sichuan Province, so as to provide the scientific evidence for improving the management and treatment of advanced schistosomiasis.

METHODS:

The patients who had been diagnosed as advanced schistosomiasis or were supposed with advanced schistosomiasis were the objects of the investigation. The epidemiological survey and medical examination were used to investigate these persons one by one according to the national standard.

RESULTS:

There were 1 684 patients with confirmed diagnosis in 7 cities of Sichuan Province. There were 1 066 cases of splenomegaly including post-surgery (63.30%), 545 cases of ascites (32.36%), 44 cases of multiple granulomas in the colon (2.61%), and 29 cases of dwarf (1.72%). Most of the patients were old and 51.72% of them were more than 60 years old. A total of 1 331 patients (79.04%) needed treatment and assistance at present, and 36.44% of them who had ascites needed internal medicine treatment.

CONCLUSION:

There are also many patients with advanced schistosomiasis in Sichuan Province, and ascites and splenomegaly (post-surgery) were the main types. The patients with ascites should be the important objects of the treatment and assistance in the future.

PMID:
23012946
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