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INCREASING INFANT PERTUSSIS HOSPITALIZATION AND MORTALITY IN SOUTH TEXAS, 1996 TO 2006

Falcon, Maria MD*; Rafael, Marita MD*; Garcia, Carla MD*; Fergie, Jaime MD*†; Purcell, Kevin MD, PharmD, MHA‡§

Erratum

In the article that appeared on page 267 of volume 29, number 3, a reference contains an error. Reference 3 should appear as Bisgard KM, Pascual FB, Ehresmann KR, et al. Infant pertussis: who was the source? Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004;23:985–989.

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 30(10):916, October 2011.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181bdf543
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Abstract

Pertussis admissions ranged from 0 to 7.4 per 10,000 hospitalizations from 1996 to 2003, and from 16.3 to 27.4 per 10,000 hospitalizations from 2004 to 2006. A total of 78% of patients were <4 months old, and 52% had a sick contact that was a family member. A total of 29% of patients required intensive care unit admission, and 3 died during the last 2 years of the study.

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From the *Department of Medical Education, Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX; †Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX; ‡Department of Pharmacy, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care, San Antonio, TX; and §Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.

Accepted for publication August 25, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Kevin Purcell, MD, PharmD, MHA, 135 Saint Dennis Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209. E-mail: kevinpurcell13@yahoo.com.

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