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Title: Pattern of varicella and associated complications in children in United Arab Emirates: 5-year descriptive study
Authors: Uduman, S.A.
Sheek Hussein, M.
Bakir, M.
Trad, O.
Al Hussani, M.
Uduman, J.
Sheikh, F.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: The objective of this study was to characterize the epidemiology of varicella and varicella associated complications in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates [UAE] during 2000-04. The annual number of reported cases varied from 373 to 790 per 100 000 population. Most [89%] occurred in children < 15 years old. Of 187 children requiring hospital admission, 50.3% had febrile illness due to secondary bacterial infection and 17.6% had neurological complications. The overall mortality rate among hospitalized children was 1.1%, all due to invasive group A Streptococcus. Varicella and associated complications in previously healthy children is becoming an important clinical and public health problem in the UAE
Description: 800-806
Keywords: Chickenpox
Age Distribution
Subject: Chickenpox
ISSN: 1020-3397
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