Artículo de revista
Current situation of human hydatidosis in Chile. 2 proposals for correcting its undernotification Situación actual de la hidatidosis humana en Chile. Dos propuestas de corrección de su subnotificación.
Revista médica de Chile, Volumen 123, Issue 5, 2018, Pages 659-669
Araya Araya, Fernando
Hydatidosis continues to be a prevalent disease in Chile. Since 1985 and until 1990, the number of notified cases decreased abruptly, probably due to sub-notification. Lethality, not calculated officially, increased since 1985 in a roughly similar proportion to the decrease in communicated incidence. This fact, along with an increase in hospital discharges due to the disease in the country, confirms the hypothesis that sub-notification is true. Two estimation systems for the magnitude of sub-notification are proposed, one based in the expected lethality and the other in the corrected hospital discharges, taking into account the phenomenon of re-admission. Both systems, although differing, disclose much higher incidence of hydatidosis than the communicated figure. A critical analysis of both systems is done.