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Table 2 Characteristics of the studies that reported alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in Iran

From: Epidemiology of echinococcosis in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  First author (year of study) Province Sample size Male Sex N (%) The most affected age group (year) Positive N (%) Diagnostic Methodb The most common infected group (%) Total score
1 Mirshemirani (1987-2007) [73] Tehran 116 ND a ND 3 (2.6) Radiography, CT scan, Sonography, ELISA, IFA ND 4
2 Mirshemirani (1992-2007) [74] Tehran 72 ND ND 1 (2) Chest X- ray, ELISA, IFA, CT scan, Ultrasonography ND 4
3 Maddah (1997-2012) [90] Khorasan Razavi 18 4 (21) ND 18 (100) Ultrasonography, CT scan ND 4
  1. aND Not-determined. b CT scan Computed tomography, MRI Magnetic resonance imaging, ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, IFA Indirect fluorescent antibody test