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Parasitic appendicitis from past to present in Turkey.
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PMID:  22347256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND: Understanding the etiology of appendicitis is important for developing effective treatments the relationship between parasitic appendicitis and various socio-cultural factors were examined, particularly with respect to the incidence of literacy. The aim of the article was to research the relations between parasitic appendicitis and literacy ratio in population.
METHODS: Cases of parasitic appendicitis resulting in surgery performed at Buca Seyfi Demirsoy Large State Hospital Surgery Clinic between 2002 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed and classified according to age, sex, type of parasite, morbidity, and mortality. Studies conducted in different regions of Turkey as well as in other countries were reviewed to determine if there was a relationship between parasitic appendicitis and literacy.
RESULTS: Of the 1,969 appendectomy cases reviewed, nine were classified as parasitic appendicitis (0.45%). Enterobius vermicularis was observed in seven cases and Taenia spp. in two. The average age was 26.4 yr. No morbidity or mortality was found.
CONCLUSION: The data were compared with a retrospective review of studies conducted in the same regions and a decrease in the rate of parasitic appendicitis was observed during the period between the two reviews. It was determined that a low literacy rate was associated with an increase in the incidence of parasitic appendicitis. Observations made between different countries also produced similar results. In countries where the incidence of parasitic appendiciticis was greater than 1.5%, the literacy rate was less than 88%. To avoid appendectomy resulting from parasites, it is important to increase education and literacy. In some areas, individuals with appendicitis undergo surgery due to a lack of education or poor literacy.
Authors:
O Engin; S Calik; B Calik; M Yildirim; G Coskun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Iranian journal of parasitology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  2008-238X     ISO Abbreviation:  Iran J Parasitol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101464309     Medline TA:  Iran J Parasitol     Country:  Iran    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-63     Citation Subset:  -    
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