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Title: Neuro developmental sequelae of pyogenic meningitis in children
Authors: Narayan, SK
Philip, E
Nair, HKC
Keywords: Neurosciences & Neurology
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: 44 ,4;170-176
Abstract: 97 children above one month of age with pyogenic meningitis were followed up after 6 and 12 months at the child development Center, S.A.T. Hospital, Medical College, Trivandrum. Developmental quotient was obtained using Bayley scale of Infant Development, intelligence quotient using Binet-Kamath test and behavioural assessment by the Eyberg behaviour inventory, The major sequelae observed were mental/developmental retardation 53.2%, behavioural problems 11.3%, focal neurological deficits 7.2%, epilepsy 6.2% and perception deafness 3.1%. Retardation observed in the 4-12 months age group was statistically significantly higher than the 1-3 months age group, Further, mental impairment significantly outweighed motor impairment as a sequel, Acute phase poor responders had high incidence of retardation, 37.5% of those who had focal deficits during acute phasae, continued to have persistent deficit at 12 months follow up.
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