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Volume 11, Number 4—April 2005

Research

Childhood Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, United Kingdom and Ireland

Richard M. Lynn*, Sarah J. O’Brien†1Comments to Author , C. Mark Taylor‡, Goutam K. Adak†, Henrik Chart§, Tom Cheasty§, John E. Coia¶, Iain A. Gillespie†, Mary E. Locking#, William J. Reilly#, Henry R. Smith§, Aoife Waters**, and Geraldine A. Willshaw§
Author affiliations: *Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, United Kingdom; †Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London, United Kingdom; ‡Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom; §Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom; ¶Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; #Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Glasgow, United Kingdom; and; **The Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Table 1

Number, sex distribution, and incidence of childhood cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, United Kingdom and Ireland, 1997–2001

Year
Males Females Total Incidence per 105/y (all cases) 95% CI* Patient, 
<5 y of age Incidence per 105/y (patients <5 y) 95% CI*
1 2 3 4
England 83 66 65 73 139 148 287 0.71 0.56–0.89 185 1.54 1.12–2.0
Scotland 12 19 20 12 28 35 63 1.56 0.9–2.43 41 3.4 1.84–6.17
Wales 3 5 4 5 5 12 17 0.71 0.27–1.70 10 1.49 0.36–4.18
Northern Ireland 2 6 4 4 9 7 16 0.97 0.27–1.70 7 1.45 0.2–4.6
Ireland 3 7 10 10 14 16 30 0.83 0.38–1.6 24 2.33 0.85–5.1
Total 103 103 103 104 195 218 413 0.71 0.56–0.89 267 1.54 1.12–2.0

*CI, confidence interval.

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1Current affiliation: University of Manchester, Salford, United Kingdom

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