Incidence of estimates of the disease burden of rotavirus in Sweden
1999 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica. Supplement, ISSN 0803-5326, Vol. 88, no 426, 20-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Laboratory and hospitalization data from two children's hospitals with large primary catchment areas and national laboratory and hospitalization data for children under 4 y of age with acute diarrhoea were compiled to estimate the number of hospitalizations and the cost burden associated with rotavirus diarrhoea in Sweden. According to our estimates 1500-1700 rotavirus-associated hospitalizations occur annually in Sweden in children under 4 y of age (3.7 hospitalizations/1000 children/y). This number represents 2.3% of admissions for all diagnoses in children of this age group. The cost of these hospitalizations is 13.5-15 million Swedish crowns (US$1.8-2 million). Serotyping by PCR for two years revealed that serotype 1 (G1) was the most common (49% and 58%, respectively) identified. Serotypes 2-4 were identified in the following proportions G2 (23% and 5%), G3 (21% and 0%) and G4 (7% and 16%). The national laboratory report data for 1993-96 show that as much as 7-13% of rotavirus infections occur in elderly people.
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1999. Vol. 88, no 426, 20-23 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-54190DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1999.tb14321.xPubMedID: 10088907OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-54190DiVA: diva2:82099