A prospective population-based surveillance system was established to characterize the epidemiology of cat-scratch disease (CSD) among residents of Connecticut who were reported to the state health department with a diagnosis of suspected CSD.
During 1992 and 1993,246 persons met the case definition, for an average statewide annual incidence of 3.7/100,000 persons.
The median age of patients with CSD was 14 years (range, 1-64), and 52% were female.
The age-specific attack rate was highest among persons<10 years of age (9.3/100,000) and decreased with increasing age.
Symptoms in addition to adenopathy were noted by 74% of case-patients.
Eleven percent of all case-patients were hospitalized.
There were no deaths.
Most patients with clinically diagnosed CSD developed an immunologic response to Bartonella species.
Our data suggest that although CSD is primarily a disease of younger persons, the age spectrum is wider than was commonly appreciated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lymphoréticulose bénigne inoculation, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Epidémiologie, Surveillance sanitaire, Incidence, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hygiène
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cat scratch disease, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, Epidemiology, Sanitary surveillance, Incidence, Connecticut, United States, North America, America, Hygiene
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0469435
Code Inist : 002B05B02L5. Création : 01/03/1996.