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Volume 8, Number 4—April 2002

Research

Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections, Israel

Allon E. Moses*Comments to Author , Sara Goldberg†, Zinaida Korenman‡, Miriam Ravins†, Emanuel Hanski†, Mervyn Shapiro*, and the Israeli Groupfor the Study of Infections Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes1
Author affiliations: *Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; †Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel; ‡Ministry of Health Streptococcal Reference Laboratory, Jerusalem, Israel;

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Table 1

The incidence of diseases from the national cohort, the Jerusalem cohort, the cohort of patients with bloodstream isolates, and the toxic-shock syndrome cohort, by age group, 1997–1998

Age group (years) National cohort: no. of patients Annual incidencea Jerusalem: no. of patients Annual incidence Bacteremia: no. of patients Annual incidence TSS: no. of patients Annual incidence
<5 88 6.3 38 19 26 1.86 5 0.36
6-15 53 2.68 16 6.8 11 0.56
16-45 116 2.27 41 8 24 0.47 8 0.16
>45 109 4.16 38 15 62 2.37 15 0.57
Unknown 43 2
Total 409 3.69 133 11 125 1.13 28 0.25
Median age (yr) 27 24 48 49

aAnnual incidence = cases per 100,000 population. TSS = Toxic-shock syndrome.

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1Israeli Group for the Study of Infections Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes: V. Agmon, A. Mates, Ministry of Health Streptococcal Reference Laboratory; E. Ambun, Barzilai Hospital, Ashkelon; E. Azam, French Hospital, Nazareth; S. Berger, Y. Igra, Ichilov Medical Center, Tel Aviv; I. Boldur, A. Itzhaki, Assaf Haroffe Hospital, Zriffin; N. Chashan, R. Finkelstein, Ramban Hospital, Haifa; Y. Glick, Laniado Hospital, Natanya; R. Gutman, M. Dan, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon; E. Halperin, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem; M. Kaupstein, D. Chasin, Hillel Yaffe Hospital, Hedera; N. Keller, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer; R. Kolodney, R. Raz, Haemek Hospital, Afula; A. Lefler, Naharia Hospital; D. Lev, M. Efros, Carmel Hospital, Haifa; A. Linben, Poryia Hospital, Tiberias; M. Maayan, M. Chovers, Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba; A. Miskin, Z. Landau, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot; I. Moskovitz, Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tiqva; G. Rahav, D. Engelstein, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem; Z. Samra, A. Bushara, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva; I. Sarugo, I. Potesman, Bnei Zion Hospital, Haifa; Y. Schlezinger, B. Rodensky, D. Atias, Share Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem; M. Shechter, Ziv Hospital, Zafat; and P. Yagupsky, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva

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