Risk factors for death and severe neurological sequelae in childhood bacterial meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Pelkonen, Tuula
dc.contributor.author Roine, Irmeli
dc.contributor.author Monteiro, Lurdes
dc.contributor.author Correia, Margarida
dc.contributor.author Pitkäranta, Anne
dc.contributor.author Bernardino, Luis
dc.contributor.author Peltola, Heikki
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-21T10:15:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-21T10:15:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Pelkonen , T , Roine , I , Monteiro , L , Correia , M , Pitkäranta , A , Bernardino , L & Peltola , H 2009 , ' Risk factors for death and severe neurological sequelae in childhood bacterial meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa ' , Clinical Infectious Diseases , vol. 48 , no. 8 , pp. 1107-1110 . https://doi.org/10.1086/597463
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299295
dc.description.abstract We report a morality rate of 33% among 403 children with bacterial meningitis in Angola. A fatal outcome was associated with impaired consciousness, severe dyspnea, and seizures, and severe neurological sequelae (found in 25% of our patients) was associated with delayed presentation to the hospital, impaired consciousness, and seizures. Being underweight was of secondary importance. Treatment with ceftriaxone, rather than with penicillin plus chloramphenicol, did not improve outcome. sv
dc.description.abstract We report a morality rate of 33% among 403 children with bacterial meningitis in Angola. A fatal outcome was associated with impaired consciousness, severe dyspnea, and seizures, and severe neurological sequelae (found in 25% of our patients) was associated with delayed presentation to the hospital, impaired consciousness, and seizures. Being underweight was of secondary importance. Treatment with ceftriaxone, rather than with penicillin plus chloramphenicol, did not improve outcome. fi
dc.description.abstract We report a morality rate of 33% among 403 children with bacterial meningitis in Angola. A fatal outcome was associated with impaired consciousness, severe dyspnea, and seizures, and severe neurological sequelae (found in 25% of our patients) was associated with delayed presentation to the hospital, impaired consciousness, and seizures. Being underweight was of secondary importance. Treatment with ceftriaxone, rather than with penicillin plus chloramphenicol, did not improve outcome. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Clinical Infectious Diseases
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
dc.title Risk factors for death and severe neurological sequelae in childhood bacterial meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien klinikka
dc.contributor.organization Children's Hospital
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1086/597463
dc.relation.issn 1058-4838
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