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Clonorchis sinensis infection and increasing risk of cholangiocarcinoma in the Republic of Korea

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Authors
Lim, Min Kyung; Ju, Young-Hee; Franceschi, Silvia; Oh, Jin-Kyoung; Kong, Hyun-Joo; Hwang, Seung-Sik; Park, Sue-Kyung; Cho, Sung-Il; Sohn, Woon-Mok; Kim, Dong-Il; Yoo, Keun-Young; Hong, Sung-Tae; Shin, Hai-Rim
Issue Date
2006-07-14
Publisher
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Jul;75(1):93-6.
Keywords
AdultAgedAged, 80 and overAlcohol DrinkingAnimalsBile Duct Neoplasms/*epidemiology/mortality/parasitology*Bile Ducts, IntrahepaticCholangiocarcinoma/*epidemiology/mortality/parasitologyClonorchiasis/complications/*epidemiology*Clonorchis sinensisFeces/parasitologyFemaleFishesGeographyHumansKorea/epidemiologyMaleMiddle AgedRisk FactorsSex Factors
Abstract
To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of Clonorchis sinensis infection, an epidemiologic survey was performed (3,169 residents; age range: 30-87 years; mean age = 59; 1,973 women) in three areas with different mortality rates of cholangiocarcinoma. C. sinensis prevalence was 2.1% in Chuncheon, 7.8% in Chungju, and 31.3% in Haman, where cholangiocarcinoma incidence rate was 0.3, 1.8, and 5.5 per 100,000 persons, respectively. Of the four major risk factors for C. sinensis (male sex, alcohol consumption, raw freshwater fish intake, and area of residence), area was the strongest. Efforts to discourage raw freshwater fish intake, treat egg carriers, and protect water sources from C. sinensis contamination should be strengthened in the Republic of Korea.
ISSN
0002-9637 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=16837714

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