publication . Article . 1998

Risk factors associated with taeniasis-cysticercosis in Lagamar, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Silva-Vergara,Mario León; Prata,Aluízio; Silveira Netto,Horácio Velloso; Vieira,Cláudio de Oliveira; Castro,João Henrique; Micheletti,Luciane Giroto; Otaño,Arturo Santana; Franquini Júnior,João;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1998 Journal: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, volume 31, pages 65-71 (eissn: 0037-8682, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Abstract
An epidemiological survey was carried out in 3,344 people of an urban town in Lagamar, Minas Gerais, Brazil - during 1992-1993, to evaluate the main risk factors related to taeniasis and cysticercosis. A total number of 875 (78.9%) houses were visited and 1080 (32.3%) subjects were clinically examined. Poor sanitary conditions were positively associated with former history of taeniasis or seizures in households (p < 0.05). It was remarkable the positive relationship between taeniasis and seizures when households were questioned and subjects were clinically evaluated (p < 0.05). The relative risk of seizures was 2.3 between households and 1.7 for individuals clin...
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free text keywords: Microbiology (medical), Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, Taeniasis, medicine.disease, medicine, Cysticercosis, Positive relationship, Virology, Relative risk, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Environmental health, Teníase, Cisticercose, Convulsões, Suínos, Seizures, Swine, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962
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publication . Article . 1998

Risk factors associated with taeniasis-cysticercosis in Lagamar, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Silva-Vergara,Mario León; Prata,Aluízio; Silveira Netto,Horácio Velloso; Vieira,Cláudio de Oliveira; Castro,João Henrique; Micheletti,Luciane Giroto; Otaño,Arturo Santana; Franquini Júnior,João;