Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 11th, 2000
To identify the frequency and causes of CLD among Turkmenistan children and adults, M. Favorov and colleagues conducted a study based on national CLD data and information on patients who were hospitalized for gastrointestinal disease (GID) in Ashgabad, Turkmenistan. The researchers also tested 300 CLD patients for hepatitis markers.
Between 1989 and 1995, GID incidence was reported to be a mean 8,476 per 100,000 population for adults and 3,941 per 100,000 population for...
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