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[current prevalence of trichinosis in santiago, chile (1992). a study on 500 corpses].in august-december 1992, 500 diaphragm muscle samples taken at random from people who were autopsied at the santiago medico-legal service, were submitted to phototrichinoscopy to search for encysted larvae of trichinella spiralis. for each sample seven small pieces were examined. three hundred and eighty nine (77.8%) cadavers corresponded to males and one hundred and eleven (22.2%) to females. ages ranged from 1 to 90 years. ten (2.0%) of the individuals examined resulted positive, the higher fr ...19921307006
[current trends of the epidemiology of human trichinosis in chile].surveillance of the epidemiology of human trichinosis in chile has been maintained during the last 30 years by the department of parasitology. incidence and prevalence have been followed-up by analysing ministry of health annual reports and periodical phototrichinoscopic examination of diaphragm samples from individuals autopsied at the santiago medico legal service. a decrease has been observed on: incidence from 1.4 per 100,000 in the 1960s to 0.7 in the 1980s down to 0.3 in 1993 and 1994 and ...19979497536
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