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This study was conducted to evaluate the chemical and biochemical components of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid (HCF) isolated from infected humans and sheep. The study shows significant differences between the potassium, urea, cholesterol, uric acid, and magnesium in the HCF content of humans and sheep. In contrast, no significant differences were found in the total protein, glucose, triglyceride, creatinine, calcium, and sodium. The Urea, magnesium, calcium, creatinine, glucose, and potassium in HCF of sheep was higher than those of humans, whereas, the total protein, uric acid, triglyceride, cholesterol, and sodium content of HCF of humans were higher than in sheep. In (GC-MS), a difference in the number of peaks and components of HCF between humans and sheep was found, where the number of peaks in humans HCF was 25 peaks vs. 43 peaks in sheep.


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SABEEH, E., THAMER, N. K., & ALSAADY, H. A. (2022). Biochemical and GC-Mass analysis of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid components for humans and sheep. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 9, 406–412. Retrieved from


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