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Li J.J.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Li W.,Echinococciasis Prevention and Research Base of National Institute of Parasitic Disease | Xu G.R.,Echinococciasis Prevention and Research Base of National Institute of Parasitic Disease | Xu K.J.,Echinococciasis Prevention and Research Base of National Institute of Parasitic Disease | And 7 more authors.
Biomedical and Environmental Sciences | Year: 2015

In Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province, China, 41 echinococciasis patients who had received surgical treatment were recruited in the study, and 82 health persons who had lived in Garze for at least 10 years were selected as controls. The serum levels of Zn, Se and Cu of the cases and controls were detected. The results showed that most echinococciasis cases were distributed in Shiqu county (17.1%, 7/41), and only 1 case was distributed in Yajiang county (2.4%). The male to female ratio of the cases was 1:1.56. The echinococciasis patients were mainly aged 30-39 years (36.59%, 15/41). And, the cases aged 20-49 years accounted for 68.29% (28/41). Compared with health controls, the serum levels of Zn and Se of the cases significantly declined. However, the serum level of Cu of the cases had no significantly change. It was confirmed that the serum levels of Zn and Se were interrelated with the prevalence of echinococciasis. © 2015 The Editorial Board of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. Source

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