Concentrazione intracistica di sodio e potassio come markers di vitalità nelle cisti da echinococco

Translated title of the contribution: Sodium and Potassium concentration in cystic fluid as markers of echinococcal cysts viability

A. L. Garlaschelli, Enrico Brunetti, C. Tinelli, L. Maiocchi, C. Filice

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Abstract

Background: Serology and imaging are the only diagnostic tools to diagnose and follow-up cystic echinococcosis (CE) but often they are not enough to assess cysts' viability and therefore rational decision-making. Aim of the study: To find markers of viability in EC that could be of help when serology and imaging are not sufficient. Material and methods: We evaluated fluid concentration of Sodium (Na+) and Potassium (K+) in 48 cysts (21 viable, 21 non-viable parasitic cysts and 6 non parasitic cysts). The nature of the cysts was diagnosed with ultrasound, serology and direct microscopy on fluid aspirated. Results: Median values (MV) of Na+ were found to be significantly lower (MV = 131.6 mEq/l) and MV of K+ were found to be significantly higher (MV = 5.2 mEq/l) in viable EC than in non parasitic cysts (MV Na+ = 146.2 p

Translated title of the contributionSodium and Potassium concentration in cystic fluid as markers of echinococcal cysts viability
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina Tropicale
Volume9
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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