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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Research

Epidemiology of Cryptococcus gattii, British Columbia, Canada, 1999–2007

Eleni GalanisComments to Author , Laura MacDougall, Sarah Kidd, Mohammad Morshed, and the British Columbia Cryptococcus gattii Working Group
Author affiliations: British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (E. Galanis, L. MacDougall); University of British Columbia, Vancouver (E. Galanis)

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Table 3

ICD-10 codes for cryptococcosis hospitalizations, British Columbia, Canada, 1999–2006 (N = 322)*

Condition (ICD-10 code) Cryptococcosis without HIV/AIDS, no. (%)† Cryptococcosis with HIV/AIDS, no. (%)† p value
Pulmonary cryptococcosis (B45.0) 130 (56.5) 13 (6.7) <0.001
Cerebral cryptococcosis (B45.1) 63 (27.4) 150 (77.7) <0.001
Cutaneous cryptococcosis (B45.2) 7 (3.0) 1 (0.5) 0.044
Osseous cryptococcosis (B45.3) 1 (0.4) 0 ND
Disseminated cryptococcosis (B45.7) 5 (2.2) 22 (11.4) <0.001
Other forms of cryptococcosis (B45.8) 11 (4.8) 6 (3.1) 0.289
Cryptococcus, unspecified (B45.9) 13 (5.7) 12 (6.2) 0.834
Missing ICD-10 code
36
74

Total 266 267

*ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, tenth revision; ND, not determined.
†Total hospitalizations minus hospitalizations for which ICD code is missing.

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1Members involved in this study were Patrick Doyle, John Galbraith, Linda Hoang, Pamela Kibsey, Min-Kuang Lee, Sultana Mithani, Marc Romney, and Diane Roscoe.

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