A large number of children with measles were hospitalized at a children's hospital during a metropolitan measles outbreak.
In this study we addressed the appropriateness of those admissions.
Charts of all 634 patients with a diagnosis of measles who were treated between August 1989 and April 1990 were reviewed.
Determination of the appropriateness of hospital admission was based on severity of illness and presence of severe complications of measles.
Of 564 patients with clinical measles or serologic evidence of recent infection, 252 were inpatients (median age 1.5 years) and 312 were outpatients.
(median age 2.1 years).
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Enfant, Homme, Indice gravité, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Admission hopital, Foyer infectieux, Complication, Epidémiologie, Wisconsin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Child, Human, Severity score, Respiratory disease, Hospital admission, Infectious focus, Complication, Epidemiology, Wisconsin, United States, North America, America
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