Prognostic indicators in tubercular meningitis in children

Agarwal, Mukesh (1989) Prognostic indicators in tubercular meningitis in children. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 36 (3). pp. 161-165.

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Abstract

A study was conducted to identify bad prognostic factors in tubercular meningitis (TBM). 50 cases of TBM were included in study. Overall fatality in TBM was 32%; 26% of the total cases, who survived were left with some neurological^ deficit after recovery. Significantly poor outcome, i.e., high frequency of deaths and sequelae among survivors was observed in cases with age less than three years, preceding immunosuppressive illnesses, severe malnutrition (weight less than 60% of expected), prolonged history of complaints more than one month, state III disease, presence of convulsions and CSF Pleocytosis (specially more than 50 cells/mm.3) Papilledema, associated extracramal tuberculosis, intercurrertt infection, radiological evidence of pulmonary disease, tuberculin reaction and CSF protein or sugar content, did not seem to influence prognosis.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tubercular Meningitis, Prognostic Factors, Child, Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculin Reaction, Radiological Evidence, Deaths
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Diagnosis > Prognosis
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antigens > Antigens, Bacterial > Tuberculin
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Meningitis
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Central Nervous System Infections > Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3263
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:08 June 2009

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