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Diagnostic uncertainty of herpangina and hand-foot-and-mouth disease and its impact on national enterovirus syndromic monitoring

Abstract:

The community burden of enterovirus is often monitored through syndromic monitoring systems based on reported cases of enterovirus-related infection (EVI) diagnoses. The extent to which this is affected by under- and over-diagnosis has not been reported. In Taiwan, children often make more than one healthcare visit during an episode of infection. We used change of diagnosis within an episode of infection as a guide of diagnostic uncertainty in a nationally representative cohort of Taiwanese c...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
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10.1017/S0950268815002988

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Epidemiology and infection Journal website
Volume:
144
Issue:
7
Pages:
1512-1519
Publication date:
2015-11-23
Acceptance date:
2015-11-04
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EISSN:
1469-4409
ISSN:
0950-2688
URN:
uuid:3339c705-ccd6-4f17-b267-3cc012f1a18a
Source identifiers:
582348
Local pid:
pubs:582348
Paper number:
7

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