Estimating the burden of congenital rubella syndrome in Costa Rica, 1996-2001.

@article{Jimnez2007EstimatingTB,
  title={Estimating the burden of congenital rubella syndrome in Costa Rica, 1996-2001.},
  author={Gabriela Jim{\'e}nez and Maria Luisa Avila-Aguero and Ana Morice and Hazel Guti{\'e}rrez and Alejandra Soriano and Xiomara Badilla and Susan E. Reef and Carlos Castillo-Sol{\'o}rzano},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={382-6}
}
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of rubella in Costa Rica changed during recent decades, shifting the susceptible groups to the reproductive age. This study estimates the burden of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) from 1996 to 2001 in this country. METHODS Three methods to calculate CRS incidence were used. A retrospective search ("Observed cases") was conducted using hospital discharge records of children born from 1996 to 2001 with selected codes of ICD9 and ICD10 consistent with CRS and… CONTINUE READING