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Author(s): Oliveira, SM
Gonçalves-Pinho, M
Freitas, A
Guimarães, H
Azevedo, I
Title: Trends and costs of pertussis hospitalizations in Portugal, 2000 to 2015: from 0 to 95 years old
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Background: Pertussis has caused several outbreaks and concern worldwide. Despite high vaccination coverage, people of all ages are still affected with significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to analyse all pertussis hospitalizations in Portugal to help to delineate preventive policies. Methods: Data were collected from a Portuguese administrative database, which contains all registered hospitalizations in mainland Portugal. Cases were identified using the ICD-9-CM code 033.x (whooping cough) as principal or secondary diagnosis, with hospital discharges between 2000 and 2015. Data were analysed by age groups. Results: Of 2281 hospitalizations, 94% occurred in infants (<1 year). The mean and median ages were 20 and 2 months, respectively. A seasonal pattern was observed, with higher number of hospitalizations during the winter for infants, and during the summer for other age groups. Higher hospitalization rates were registered in the Southern regions. The mean and median lengths of hospital stay were 8 and 6 days, respectively. The main complications were acute respiratory failure and pneumonia. Invasive or non-invasive ventilation, or both, was required in 2.4, 1.8 and 0.6% of hospitalized cases, respectively. The overall inpatient case fatality rate was 0.7%; 0.8, 11.5 and 17.4% for the age groups 0-1 months, 18-64 years and ≥65 years, respectively. Total hospitalization costs were estimated to be 2,698,995€. Conclusion: Our study emphasizes the need to adopt new preventive strategies mainly focused on infants, to reduce morbidity and costs of hospitalizations related to pertussis.
Subject: Bordetella pertussis - Portugal
Source: Infect Dis (Lond), p. 1-9
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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