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Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005-2013.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 10; 22(10):1741-6.EI

Abstract

Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is mostly preventable. More information about the epidemiology and extent of CSD would help direct prevention efforts to those at highest risk. To gain such information, we reviewed the 2005-2013 MarketScan national health insurance claims databases and identified patients <65 years of age with an inpatient admission or outpatient visit that included a CSD code from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. Incidence of CSD was highest among those who lived in the southern United States (6.4 cases/100,000 population) and among children 5-9 years of age (9.4 cases/100,000 population). Inpatients were significantly more likely than outpatients to be male and 50-64 years of age. We estimate that each year, 12,000 outpatients are given a CSD diagnosis and 500 inpatients are hospitalized for CSD. Prevention measures (e.g., flea control for cats) are particularly helpful in southern states and in households with children.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27648778

Citation

Nelson, Christina A., et al. "Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005-2013." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 22, no. 10, 2016, pp. 1741-6.
Nelson CA, Saha S, Mead PS. Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005-2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(10):1741-6.
Nelson, C. A., Saha, S., & Mead, P. S. (2016). Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005-2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(10), 1741-6. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2210.160115
Nelson CA, Saha S, Mead PS. Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005-2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(10):1741-6. PubMed PMID: 27648778.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005-2013. AU - Nelson,Christina A, AU - Saha,Shubhayu, AU - Mead,Paul S, PY - 2016/9/21/entrez PY - 2016/9/21/pubmed PY - 2018/2/3/medline KW - Bartonella henselae KW - Cat scratch disease KW - United States KW - bacteria KW - fleas KW - lymphadenopathy KW - zoonoses KW - zoonotic disease SP - 1741 EP - 6 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 22 IS - 10 N2 - Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is mostly preventable. More information about the epidemiology and extent of CSD would help direct prevention efforts to those at highest risk. To gain such information, we reviewed the 2005-2013 MarketScan national health insurance claims databases and identified patients <65 years of age with an inpatient admission or outpatient visit that included a CSD code from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. Incidence of CSD was highest among those who lived in the southern United States (6.4 cases/100,000 population) and among children 5-9 years of age (9.4 cases/100,000 population). Inpatients were significantly more likely than outpatients to be male and 50-64 years of age. We estimate that each year, 12,000 outpatients are given a CSD diagnosis and 500 inpatients are hospitalized for CSD. Prevention measures (e.g., flea control for cats) are particularly helpful in southern states and in households with children. SN - 1080-6059 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27648778/full_citation L2 - https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2210.160115 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -