In order to address the hypothesis that coxsackievirus B5 is a cause of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), the incidence of IDDM was examined following an epidemic of coxsackievirus B5 in Jefferson County, Alabama.
A total of 266 cases were diagnosed between 1979 and 1988.
Significant increases in incidence were observed in both races, corresponding temporally to the epidemic of coxsackievirus B5 which occurred in 1983.
The overall incidence in the year beginning July 1983, the month of the first isolation of coxsackievirus B5, was 18.4/100,000 person-years, an excess of 6.7/100,000 person-years over the average annual incidence for the previous 4 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Virose, Coxsackievirus B5, Facteur risque, Incidence, Diabète insulinodépendant, Epidémiologie, Homme, Race, Etiologie, Alabama
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, United States, North America, America, Viral disease, Coxsackievirus B5, Risk factor, Incidence, Insulin dependent diabetes, Epidemiology, Human, Race, Etiology, Alabama
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