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The incidence of mesothelioma has not decreased for the last twenty years in Southeast region of Anatolia.
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PMID:  22275923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is a very rarely encountered tumor in the normal population.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the variations in incidence of MPM in Southeast region of Turkey.
METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the data of 161 MPM patients who were diagnosed from January 2000 to December 2009. The residential areas were determined according to asbestos exposure which plays a role in MPM etiology; previously reported as having asbestos (Region 1) and asbestos has not been determined previously (Region 2).
RESULTS: One hundred nine (109) of the patients (67.7%) included from the Region 1 and 52 of them (32.3%) included from the Region 2. MPM incidence of the last decade was 3.9/100,000 person/year for the whole region. In Region 1, 2000-2004 incidences was 12.6/100,000 person/year and 2005-2009 incidences was 14.9/100,000 person/year. In Region 2, 2000-2004 incidences was 0.4/100,000 person/year and 2005-2009 incidences was 1.0/100,000 person/year. According to the recently conducted incidence studies in our region, MPM incidence increased in region 1 and decreased in region 2. The number of patients applying to our hospital has increased in the last three years.
CONCLUSION: This increase, in Region 1 may be associated with continuous use of asbestos.
A I Carkanat; A Abdurrahman; O Abakay; S Cengizhan; S H Selimoglu; A Senyigit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African health sciences     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1729-0503     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr Health Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-25     Completed Date:  2012-05-22     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101149451     Medline TA:  Afr Health Sci     Country:  Uganda    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chest Disease, Medical Faculty, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Asbestos / adverse effects
Mesothelioma / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Pleural Neoplasms / chemically induced,  epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Turkey / epidemiology
Young Adult
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