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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-163

Hospitalisation due to infectious and parasitic diseases in district civil hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka


Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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A C Naik
Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka
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To assess the burden of infectious and parasitic diseases on hospital services at District Civil Hospital (DCH) Belgaum, a retrospective study was carried out using discharge records concerning 8506 inpatients due to infectious and parasitic diseases among 95655 patients admitted for all causes during the reference period 2000-2003. Out of the 21 causes of infectious and parasitic diseases, only 5 contributed maximally towards hospital admission. The most frequent cause was intestinal infections (44.0%) followed by tuberculosis (35.4%). 57.5% of these admissions were from the productive age group of 20-54 years. Tuberculosis is the most important disease in terms of hospital bed days (59.7%). Tuberculosis and intestinal infectious diseases represent more than three-fourth of the overall burden in terms of hospital bed days.


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