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Acta Paediatr Scand. 1990 Jun-Jul;79(6-7):587-92.

Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type b infections among children in Denmark in 1985 and 1986.

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Streptococcus Department, Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

A retrospective epidemiological study of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b infections among children in Denmark 1985 and 1986 was carried out and 226 cases were identified. Of these 93% occurred in patients younger than five, corresponding to an annual incidence of 40 cases per 100,000 children aged 0-4 years, 68% occurred in patients younger than two years of age, and 6% in patients younger than six months. The annual incidences of meningitis and epiglottis were 27 and 8 cases, respectively, per 100,000 children aged 0-4 years. Of the 156 cases with meningitis four patients died and seven had severe neurological sequelae. Only 67% of the cases of meningitis had been notified.

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