Epidemiology of hospital admissions for chickenpox in children: an Italian multicentre study in the pre-vaccine era.

@article{Marchetto2007EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of hospital admissions for chickenpox in children: an Italian multicentre study in the pre-vaccine era.},
  author={Sabrina Marchetto and Fernando Maria De Benedictis and Maurizio de Martino and Antonia Versace and Elena Chiappini and C Bertaine and Patrizia Osimani and Rosanna Cordiali and Clara Gabiano and L Galli},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2007},
  volume={96 10},
  pages={1490-3}
}
AIM To describe the chickenpox complications in children in Italy. METHODS Hospital discharge data from 1 January 2002 to 15 June 2006 were queried for patients less than 18 years of age in three Italian paediatric university hospitals. RESULTS During the study period, 349 children (189 males, 160 females) were admitted. Thirteen out of 349 (3.7%) of them had serious underlying diseases. Two hundred and sixty-one (74.8%) children (median age: 41 months, range: 6 days -to 200 months) had… CONTINUE READING
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