Prognosis of bacterial meningitis in children.

  title={Prognosis of bacterial meningitis in children.},
  author={Irenio Gomes and Ailton Melo and Rita Lucena and M H Cunha-Nascimento and Arnaldo Amado Ferreira and Julieta Goes and Il{\'i}dio Barreto and Niall J Jones and Valeria Gaspari and Em{\'i}lia Katiane Embiruçu and Marielza Veiga},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  volume={54 3},
We studied the incidence and prognosis of acute neurologic complications in 281 children under 13 years of age with a diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis. All the patients were examined daily by the same group of neurologists, using a standardized neurological examination. Patients with signs of encephalic lesions, unsatisfactory response to antibiotics or decreased level of consciousness were submitted to brain computer tomography. The overall lethality rate was 20.3% and cases whose… CONTINUE READING


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