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Clinical evaluation of encephalitis.
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PMID:  2075009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A series of 325 or 31.11% children out of 1045 inpatients of neurological cases diagnosed as encephalitis was reviewed in Pediatrics Neurology Subdivision Child Health Department, Medical School, University of North Sumatera/Dr. Pirngadi Hospital Medan since 1985 to 1988. Boys were more than girls with the ratio of 4:3. Most encephalitis cases (249 or 76.80%) of children occurred in the early age namely before 3 years. Associated diseases were respiratory disease in 61 (45.61%) cases, gastrointestinal disease in 48 (34.67%) cases and measles in 13 (9.35%) cases. There were three mayor clinical features of encephalitis i.e. sudden fever, convulsion and consciousness depression. The cerebrospinal fluid investigation might be normal. There was however mild to moderate lymphocitic pleiositosis with cell numbers varying from 20-200 per cubic mm. The protein content was slightly elevated. The mortality rate was 21.53% (70 cases). There was no significant difference (P greater than 0.05) found between mortality rate of boys and girls. There was no significant difference (P greater than 0.05) found between mortality rate below and above 3 years of age.
Authors:
B Saing; M D Marbun; A Gani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatrica Indonesiana     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0030-9311     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Indones     Publication Date:    1990 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-16     Completed Date:  1991-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376416     Medline TA:  Paediatr Indones     Country:  INDONESIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Child Health Department, Medical School, University of North Sumatera, Medan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Encephalitis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  mortality
Female
Humans
Indonesia / epidemiology
Infant
Male

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