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Seasonality of trichinellosis in patients hospitalized in Belgrade, Serbia.
Parasite 2010; 17(3):199-204P

Abstract

A retrospective study of the course and outcome of trichinellosis in a series of 50 patients hospitalized at the Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Belgrade between 2001 and 2008 was performed. Clinical diagnosis of trichinellosis was based upon the patients' clinical history, symptoms and signs, and eosinophilia. The occurrence of cases showed a strong seasonality (P < 0.0001). The incubation period ranged between one and 33 days. The mean time between onset of symptoms and admission was nine days. Family outbreaks were the most frequent. Smoked pork products were the dominant source of infection (76%). Fever was the most frequent clinical manifestation (90%), followed by myalgia (80%) and periorbital edema (76%). 43 patients were examined serologically and 72% of them had anti-Trichinella antibodies. Eosinophilia and elevated levels of serum CK and LDH were detected in 94, 50 and 56% of the patients, respectively. All patients responded favorably to treatment with mebendazole or albendazole, but eight developed transient complications. Trichinellosis remains a major public health issue in Serbia.

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Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Bulevar oslobodenja 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21073142

Citation

Ofori-Belić, I, et al. "Seasonality of Trichinellosis in Patients Hospitalized in Belgrade, Serbia." Parasite (Paris, France), vol. 17, no. 3, 2010, pp. 199-204.
Ofori-Belić I, Korać M, Milosević B, et al. Seasonality of trichinellosis in patients hospitalized in Belgrade, Serbia. Parasite. 2010;17(3):199-204.
Ofori-Belić, I., Korać, M., Milosević, B., Djurković-Djaković, O., Dulović, O., Dakić, Z., ... Brmbolić, B. (2010). Seasonality of trichinellosis in patients hospitalized in Belgrade, Serbia. Parasite (Paris, France), 17(3), pp. 199-204.
Ofori-Belić I, et al. Seasonality of Trichinellosis in Patients Hospitalized in Belgrade, Serbia. Parasite. 2010;17(3):199-204. PubMed PMID: 21073142.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Seasonality of trichinellosis in patients hospitalized in Belgrade, Serbia. AU - Ofori-Belić,I, AU - Korać,M, AU - Milosević,B, AU - Djurković-Djaković,O, AU - Dulović,O, AU - Dakić,Z, AU - Poluga,J, AU - Brmbolić,B, PY - 2010/11/16/entrez PY - 2010/11/16/pubmed PY - 2010/12/24/medline SP - 199 EP - 204 JF - Parasite (Paris, France) JO - Parasite VL - 17 IS - 3 N2 - A retrospective study of the course and outcome of trichinellosis in a series of 50 patients hospitalized at the Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Belgrade between 2001 and 2008 was performed. Clinical diagnosis of trichinellosis was based upon the patients' clinical history, symptoms and signs, and eosinophilia. The occurrence of cases showed a strong seasonality (P < 0.0001). The incubation period ranged between one and 33 days. The mean time between onset of symptoms and admission was nine days. Family outbreaks were the most frequent. Smoked pork products were the dominant source of infection (76%). Fever was the most frequent clinical manifestation (90%), followed by myalgia (80%) and periorbital edema (76%). 43 patients were examined serologically and 72% of them had anti-Trichinella antibodies. Eosinophilia and elevated levels of serum CK and LDH were detected in 94, 50 and 56% of the patients, respectively. All patients responded favorably to treatment with mebendazole or albendazole, but eight developed transient complications. Trichinellosis remains a major public health issue in Serbia. SN - 1252-607X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21073142/Seasonality_of_trichinellosis_in_patients_hospitalized_in_Belgrade_Serbia_ L2 - http://publications.edpsciences.org/10.1051/parasite/2010173199 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -