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Intussusception in the Northern Territory: the incidence is low in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Webby, Rosalind; Bines, Julie E; Barnes, Graeme L; Tindall, Helen; Krause, Victoria; Patel, Mahomed

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Aim: To describe the epidemiology, immunisation status and management of children with intussusception in the Northern Territory (NT), 1993-2003. Methods: Intussusception data were obtained from all NT hospitals using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 9/10) codes for children under 18 years of age between 1993 and 2003. Medical records of these children were used to collect information on demographics, admission date, clinical symptoms, signs and management. Immunisation data...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29995
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00844.x

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