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Burden of severe bronchiolitis in children up to 2 years of age in Spain from 2012 to 2017.

Authors
  • Heppe Montero, Marco1, 2
  • Gil-Prieto, Ruth1
  • Walter, Stefan1
  • Aleixandre Blanquer, Fernando2
  • Gil De Miguel, Ángel1
  • 1 Medicine and Public Health Department, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 2 Pediatrics Service, Hospital General Universitario de Elda, Alicante, Spain. , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 31, 2022
Volume
18
Issue
1
Pages
1883379–1883379
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1883379
PMID: 33653212
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Bronchiolitis represents a heavy burden of disease in children under 2 years of age in our society due to the high infectivity of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] and the vulnerability of the youngest children.The objective of this retrospective epidemiological study was to show the burden of severe bronchiolitis in Spain through population-based estimates of hospitalizations due to bronchiolitis in children up to 24 months old during a 6-year period (2012-2017).A total of 100,115 cases of bronchiolitis required hospitalization in Spain from 2012 to 2017. Most cases of bronchiolitis that required hospitalization were in infants under 3 months of age. The hospitalization rate for bronchiolitis for children under 1 year of age was 3,838.27 per 100,000 healthy children. During the 6-year study period, a total of 82 deaths due to bronchiolitis were reported among hospitalized infants. Among these deaths, more than 50% were in patients younger than 3 months of age. The annual average cost to the National Health Care System was €58 M, with a mean hospitalization cost of €3,512 per case.

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