Records of Hospitalizations from Echinococcosis in Brazil, 1998-2016
Received Date: May 16, 2017 / Accepted Date: Jun 01, 2017 / Published Date: Jun 07, 2017
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.
Keywords: Burden of illness; Cost of illness; Cestodes; Echinococcosis; Health economics; Zoonoses
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.
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