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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004

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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Incidence in New York1

Hwa-Gan H. Chang*Comments to Author , Boldtsetseg Tserenpuntsag†, Marilyn Kacica*†, Perry F. Smith*†, and Dale L. Morse*†
Author affiliations: *New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York; †University at Albany, Albany, New York

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Table 2

Characteristics of HUS cases by E. coli O157:H7 culture isolation status, New York, 1998–1999a

Characteristics Escherichia coli O157:H7 culture
Positive (n = 34) Negative (n = 20) p value
Mean age at admission (y) 23.6 23.7 0.99
Mean length of hospital stay (days) 13.4 12.6 0.71
Mean duration from diarrhea onset to specimen collection date (days) 4.1 6.0 0.06
Median duration from admission date to specimen collection date (days) 0 1.0 0.02
Mean BUN (mg/dL) 62.1 82.6 0.05
Mean creatinine (mg/dL) 3.6 4.8 0.24
Mean platelet count (/103) 50.9 53.8 0.81
Mean leukocyte count (/103) 18.5 21.4 0.23
% outbreak related 38% 5% 0.01
% blood in stool 82% 65% 0.15
% reported to surveillance 88% 55% 0.01
% microangiopathic change 79% 100% 0.03
% urinary tract infection 3% 20% 0.04

aHUS, hemolytic uremic syndrome; E. coli, Escherichia coli; BUN, blood urea nitrogen.

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1This paper was presented at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, held March 24–27, 2002, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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