IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Relationship of socio-cultural practices to orbital cysticercosis

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Author Details: Sayeed K, Kaur A

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 248

Article End Page : 250


Introduction: Cysticercosis is related to poor food hygiene, cooking practices, source of water, sanitation.
Aim: To identify annual distribution and socio-cultural practices associated with incidence of orbital cysticercosis.
Method: Retrospective analysis of 218 patients. Data included water source, residence, family income, dietary habits, preceeding social event, time of presentation.
Result: 56.88% from rural areas, 60.09% vegetarians, 50.00% used government water supply. Annual family income < Rs 35000 in 70.18%, preceeding social events in 94.49%. Annual biphasic peak of incidence was noted.
Conclusion Association of orbital cysticercosis with social events can be utilized for implementing preventive measures.

: Cysticercosis, social events, Biphasic peak

Doi No:-10.18231