Kawasaki Syndrome in Georgia, USA, 1997-1998: Evaluating the Usefulness of Hospital Discharge Data for Surveillance

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Objectives. To evaluate the usefulness of hospital discharge data for surveillance for Kawasaki syndrome (KS), and describe the incidence of KS in Georgia. Design. Georgia KS hospital discharge data were analyzed for 1997 and 1998. Available Georgia KS hospital medical records were reviewed to classify patients by using the CDC case definition for KS, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-200301000-00082

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