Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002
Neurocysticercosis in Radiographically Imaged Seizure Patients in U.S. Emergency Departments1
|Sex (male)||1,220 (67)|
|White, non-Hispanic||643 (35)|
|Native American||43 (2.3)|
|Asian/Pacific Islander||33 (1.8)|
|Other or unknown||41 (2.2)|
|Born in USA||820 (61)|
|Not born in USA||178 (13)|
|Exposure to disease-endemic region|
|No travel outside USA||950 (51.8)|
|Exposure to disease-endemic region||342 (18.7)|
|Unknown travel history||541 (29.5)|
|Generalized tonic/clonic||1,577 (86)|
|Focal motor||114 (6.2)|
|Partial complex||86 (4.7)|
|Unknown or undocumented||56 (3.1)|
|Prior seizure history||810 (44)|
|No prior seizure history||896 (49)|
|Unknown seizure history||127 (7)|
aThe median age (interquartile range) in yrs for these patients was 40 (range 30–51 yrs).
b1,348 patients; immigrant status data was not collected on the first 485 patients.
1 Presented at the 1997 annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Washington, DC, May, 1997.
2 The following investigators and centers collaborated in the EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group: Principal investigator, D. Talan; Coinvestigator, G. Moran; Director of Informatics and Biostatistics, W. Mower; Project Coordinator, M. Newdow; Assistant Director of Informatics, S. Ong; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborators, R. Pinner, V.C.W. Tsang, and L. Conn; Executive Committee, D. Talan, G. Moran, C. Pollack, J. Jui, L. Slutsker, R. Pinner; Site Investigators, P. Cheney (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM), W. Chiang (Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY); L. Dunbar (Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA), K. Heilpern (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA), J. Jui (Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR), D. Karras (Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA), G. Moran (Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA), C. Pollack (Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ), J. O’Brien (Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL), J. Runge (Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC), and M. Steele (University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO).