|Year : 1996 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 170--176
Neuro developmental sequelae of pyogenic meningitis in children.
SK Narayan, E Philip, HKC Nair
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India
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 behavior inventory. The major sequelae observed were mental/developmental retardation 53.2 percent, behavioural problems 11.3 percent, focal neurological deficits 7.2 percent, epilepsy 6.2 percent and perception deafness 3.1 percent. 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 percent of those who had focal deficits during acute phase, continued to have persistent deficit at 12 months follow up.
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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