The epidemiology of acute pyelonephritis in South Korea, 1997-1999.

  title={The epidemiology of acute pyelonephritis in South Korea, 1997-1999.},
  author={Moran Ki and Taesung Park and Bo Youl Choi and Betsy Foxman},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={160 10},
Acute pyelonephritis causes significant morbidity, tends to recur, and can be fatal; however, little is known regarding its epidemiology. In this paper, the authors describe the epidemiology of acute pyelonephritis in South Korea by using nationwide heath insurance claims data from 1997 to 1999. The National Health Insurance System of South Korea covers almost the entire population (99%). The overall average annual incidence rate of pyelonephritis in 1997-1999 was 35.7 per 10,000 population… CONTINUE READING

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