Trends and costs of pertussis hospitalizations in Portugal, 2000 to 2015: from 0 to 95 years old

Background: Pertussis causes several outbreaks and concern worldwide. Despite high vaccination coverage, people of all ages are still affected, with significant morbidity and mortality.Aims and Objectives: To analyze all pertussis hospitalizations in Portuguese public hospitals, from 2000 to 2015, to help delineate preventive policies.Methods: Data was collected from a Portuguese administrative database, which contains all registered hospitalizations in mainland Portugal. Cases were identified using the ICD-9-CM code 033.x (whooping cough) as principal or secondary diagnosis, with hospital discharges between 2000 and 2015. Data was analyzed by age groups.Results: Of 2,281 hospitalizations, 94% occurred in infants (
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric respiratory epidemiology Source Type: research

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