Arianne M. Folkema

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BACKGROUND The present study describes the rate and trends of childhood hospitalizations with Kawasaki syndrome (KS) in the United States. METHODS Retrospective analysis of hospitalizations with KS among children <18 years of age in the United States using the Kids' Inpatient Database (1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006) and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample(More)
BACKGROUND Prion diseases are a family of rare, progressive, neurodegenerative disorders that affect humans and animals. The most common form of human prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), occurs worldwide. Variant CJD (vCJD), a recently emerged human prion disease, is a zoonotic foodborne disorder that occurs almost exclusively in countries with(More)
American Indians are at greater risk for Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) than the general U.S. population. The epidemiology of RMSF among American Indians was examined by using Indian Health Service inpatient and outpatient records with an RMSF International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis. For 2001-2008, 958(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe trends in the rate of hospitalization for lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and the general US population of children aged <5 years. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective analysis of trends and hospitalization rates for LRTI-associated hospitalizations in 1998-2008 among(More)
BACKGROUND Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) causes an innocuous yet persistent skin infection in immunocompetent individuals and is spread by contact with lesions. Studies point to atopic dermatitis (AD) as a risk factor for MCV infection; however, there are no longitudinal studies that have evaluated this hypothesis. METHODS Outpatient visit data from(More)
OBJECTIVES We described disparities in infectious disease (ID) hospitalizations for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. METHODS We analyzed hospitalizations with an ID listed as the first discharge diagnosis in 1998-2006 for AI/AN people from the Indian Health Service National Patient Information Reporting System and compared them with records(More)
Ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis infections among American Indians (AIs) have never been specifically examined, despite high rates of other tick-borne rickettsial diseases among AIs. The epidemiology of ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis among AIs was analyzed using the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS), Case Report Forms(More)
To examine rates of ectopic pregnancy (EP) among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women aged 15–44 years seeking care at Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal, and urban Indian health facilities during 2002–2009. We used 2002–2009 inpatient and outpatient data from the IHS National Patient Information Reporting System to identify EP-associated visits(More)
BACKGROUND While encephalitis may be caused by numerous infectious, immune and toxic processes, the etiology often remains unknown. METHODS We analyzed multiple cause-of-death mortality data during 1999-2008 for the USA, using the 10th revision of International Classification of Diseases codes for encephalitis, listed anywhere on the death record,(More)
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