Table 1

Main discharge diagnoses in measles hospitalizations. Italy, 2002–2003

Main Diagnosis

N. hospitalizations (%)


Measles (ICD9-CM codes 055.0–055.9)

4496 (87.2)

Respiratory infections or insufficiency

211 (4.1)

Other symptoms/conditions compatible with measles complications

246 (4.8)

Other medical conditions*

201 (3.9)

Total

5154 (100.0)


* including tumours, immune deficiency disorders, diabetes, other acute/chronic disorders

Filia et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:169   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-169

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