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Clinical and epidemiological aspects of microcephaly in the state of Piauí, northeastern Brazil, 2015‐2016
Jornal de Pediatria (Versão em Português)
Objectives: To describe aspects of the microcephaly epidemic in the state of Piauí. Methods: All cases of congenital microcephaly confirmed in the state between 2015 and 2016 were included (n = 100). Investigation forms of the Regional Reference Center for Microcephaly were reviewed. Discarded cases (n = 63) were used as a comparison group. Results: In October, November, and December 2015 incidence rates reached 4.46, 6.33 and 3.86/1000 live births, respectively; 44 cases were reported in thedoi:10.1016/j.jpedp.2018.08.009 fatcat:ixoxgpt4jrhvfbftr5hcq7xpam