Epidemiology of central nervous system infections in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1950-1981.

@article{Nicolosi1986EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of central nervous system infections in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1950-1981.},
  author={A. Nicolosi and W. Allen Hauser and Ettore Beghi and Leonard T. Kurland},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1986},
  volume={154 3},
  pages={399-408}
}
We identified all diagnosed cases of infections of the central nervous system (CNS), excluding poliomyelitis, in the population of Olmsted County, Minnesota, from 1950 to 1981 and described incidence, time trends, etiologic agents, and mortality for these infections. The adjusted incidence rate for bacterial meningitis was 8.6/100,000 person-years (with a case fatality ratio of 10%) and was highest in children less than five years of age; in this age-group, rates more than doubled from 1950 to… CONTINUE READING
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