National epidemiology of cutaneous abscesses: 1996 to 2005.

@article{Taira2009NationalEO,
  title={National epidemiology of cutaneous abscesses: 1996 to 2005.},
  author={Breena R Taira and Adam John Singer and Henry C. Thode and Christopher C Lee},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={289-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Little has been reported regarding the national epidemiology of cutaneous abscesses. We examined the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) national estimates of all emergency department (ED) visits from 1996 to 2005 to determine the trend and the epidemiology of ED abscess visits. METHODS STUDY DESIGN retrospective analysis of NHAMCS databases for 1996 to 2005 available from the National Center for Health Statistics. SUBJECTS all patients with a first… CONTINUE READING

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