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Hyperendemic urban blastomycosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2014867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Within the United States, blastomycosis is primarily endemic in the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, but reliable figures as to its prevalence and incidence are scarce. A review of pathology department files and medical records from three hospitals in Rockford, Illinois, revealed 32 documented cases of blastomycosis in an eight and one-half year period beginning in March 1981. Twenty-three of these cases were urban since they occurred within the Rockford census tract boundaries--an incidence more than 3.5 times greater than expected in an endemic area. Addresses of patients in 18 of the 23 cases were concentrated at the northeast and southwest ends of the city. Implications are discussed.
A C Manetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-16     Completed Date:  1991-05-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Chicago, IL.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blastomycosis / epidemiology*
Illinois / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Urban Health / statistics & numerical data

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