Pediatric Tetanus in Central Pennsylvania

Bilaal S. Ahmed, Michael J. Beck, Gregory Williamson, Jessica E. Ericson, Parvathi Kumar

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Abstract

Approximately 20% of the nationally reported tetanus infections in children aged 0 to 14 years that occurred in the United States between 2005 and 2015 were treated at Penn State Children's Hospital. With an electronic medical record search, we identified 5 cases of pediatric tetanus; 100% of these cases occurred in unimmunized children. Their median length of stay was 10 days, and the costs were significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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