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Pöyry, Hilla MD*,†; Raappana, Anna BM*; Kiviniemi, Minttu BM*; Pokka, Tytti MSc*,†; Honkila, Minna MD, PhD*,†; Paalanne, Niko MD, PhD*,†; Valmari, Pekka MD, PhD‡; Renko, Marjo MD, PhD§; Tapiainen, Terhi MD, PhD*,†,¶ Etiology of Infectious Diseases in Acutely Ill Children at a Pediatric Hospital in Finland, The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: June 2021 - Volume 40 - Issue 6 - p e245-e247 doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003091

Etiology of infectious diseases in acutely Ill children at a pediatric hospital in Finland

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Author: Pöyry, Hilla1,2; Raappana, Anna1; Kiviniemi, Minttu1;
Organizations: 1Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
2Medical Research Center, PEDEGO (Pediatrics, Dermatology, Gynecology and Obstetrics) Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Department of Pediatrics, Lapland Central Hospital, Rovaniemi, Finland
4Department of Pediatrics, University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
5Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Wolters Kluwer, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-09-22


This is a brief report of the etiology of infectious diseases in a pediatric emergency department. Our cohort study of 4647 children demonstrated rhinovirus as the most common etiology in a pediatric emergency department (23%) and intensive care (48%). The population-based incidence of rhinovirus-related visits was 1796/100,000/yr in children <5 years. The most common bacterial pathogen was Escherichia coli (5%).

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Series: Pediatric infectious disease journal
ISSN: 0891-3668
ISSN-E: 1532-0987
ISSN-L: 0891-3668
Volume: 40
Issue: 6
Pages: E245 - E247
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003091
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
Funding: Supported by the Finnish Foundation for Pediatric Research and Alma and KA Snellman Foundation.
Copyright information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal.