The aetiology, clinical presentations and outcome of febrile encephalopathy in children in Papua New Guinea.

@article{Anga2010TheAC,
  title={The aetiology, clinical presentations and outcome of febrile encephalopathy in children in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={G Anga and Ruanne V Barnabas and Oscillah Kaminiel and Nakapi Tefuarani and John David Vince and Paulus Ripa and Michaela Riddell and Trevor Duke},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={109-18}
}
BACKGROUND Febrile encephalopathy, defined as fever, seizures and/or altered consciousness, is a common presentation in children in tropical developing countries. Outcomes range from complete recovery through varying degrees of neurological disability which slowly resolve or remain permanent to death from either the acute illness or complications. Whilst bacterial meningitis accounts for a proportion of children affected, the aetiology in many remains unclear but includes malaria and probably… CONTINUE READING
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