Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 16th, 2000
According to the report acute mastoiditis typically occurs two or three times a year in large children's hospitals.
"We encountered an average of one case annually at our hospital from 1986 to 1991. During an eight-year period ending October 31, 1999, 22 patients were diagnosed and treated at our hospital. Of these, 17 presented during the last 34 months," reported R.S. Bahadori and colleagues from Inova Hospital for Children, Falls Church, Virginia.
The researchers retrospectively examined data on the 22 children with discharge diagnosis of...
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