Records of Hospitalizations from Echinococcosis in Brazil, 1998-2016
- *Corresponding Author:
- Michael Laurence Zini Lise
Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde, Ministério da Saúde do Brazil
Setor Comercial Sul, Quadra 04, Bloco A, Edifício Principal
3ºAndar, Brasília, Distrito Federal, 70300-904, Brazil
Tel: 55 61 981555607
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 16, 2017; Accepted date: June 01, 2017; Published date: June 07, 2017
Citation: Lise MLZ, Lise CRZ, de Oliveira SV, de Caldas EP (2017) Records of Hospitalizations from Echinococcosis in Brazil, 1998-2016. Arch Parasitol 1:106.
Copyright: © 2017 Zini Lise ML, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Human echinococcosis, also referred to as hydatid disease, is a neglected disease in Brazil and many other countries. Its distribution and hospitalization characteristics are poorly known and so can be little used in the development of public health policy. From January 2000 to December 2015, we recorded national patterns of hospitalization and symptoms using the International Classification of Diseases and estimated the costs of treatment. The number of hospitalizations may have been underestimated due to lack of awareness of health workers of this disease and a resulting inability to identify the disease symptoms and record them accurately in the National Hospitalization Information System.