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Hospital admission rates for meningitis and septicaemia caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae in children in England over five decades: A population-based observational study

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Background: Infection with Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae causes substantial mortality and long-term morbidity in children. We know of no study to assess the long-term trends in hospital admission rates for meningitis and septicaemia caused by these pathogens in children in England. We aimed to do such a study using routinely reported data in England. Methods: In this population-based observational study, we used datasets that include routinely co...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics, Biomedical Research Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Publisher:
Lancet Publishing Group
Journal:
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Volume:
14
Issue:
5
Pages:
397-405
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
URN:
uuid:6191bed5-74f2-4ed9-8962-f27f95002633
Source identifiers:
464286
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pubs:464286
Language:
English

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