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Article: Acute viral encephalitis in children

TitleAcute viral encephalitis in children
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Issue Date1987
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Australian Paediatric Journal, 1987, v. 23 n. 6, p. 339-342 How to Cite?
AbstractFifty-seven cases satisfying criteria of the diagnosis of acute viral encephalitis were studied. They were divided into two groups: Group 1 (presumed), 48 cases; Group 2 (postinfectious), nine cases. A possible association of viral aetiology was found in 26%. Viruses isolated were: influenza (3 cases), Coxsackie virus (2), adenovirus (2), mixed cytomegalovirus and adenovirus and herpes simplex virus (1 case each). Tha mortality rate was 28%. Among the 41 survivors, 76% were completely normal and 24% had neurological sequelae with focal neurological deficit in 29%; personality changes in 6%; moderate mental retardation in 2%; severe mental retardation in 4%; hyperactivity in 4% and epilepsy in 4%. The best predictors to unfavourable outcome were the rapid rate of deterioration in conscious level after admission and the age of the patients.
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dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, CYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-12T03:51:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-12T03:51:20Z-
dc.date.issued1987en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Paediatric Journal, 1987, v. 23 n. 6, p. 339-342en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0004-993Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143506-
dc.description.abstractFifty-seven cases satisfying criteria of the diagnosis of acute viral encephalitis were studied. They were divided into two groups: Group 1 (presumed), 48 cases; Group 2 (postinfectious), nine cases. A possible association of viral aetiology was found in 26%. Viruses isolated were: influenza (3 cases), Coxsackie virus (2), adenovirus (2), mixed cytomegalovirus and adenovirus and herpes simplex virus (1 case each). Tha mortality rate was 28%. Among the 41 survivors, 76% were completely normal and 24% had neurological sequelae with focal neurological deficit in 29%; personality changes in 6%; moderate mental retardation in 2%; severe mental retardation in 4%; hyperactivity in 4% and epilepsy in 4%. The best predictors to unfavourable outcome were the rapid rate of deterioration in conscious level after admission and the age of the patients.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Paediatric Journalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcute Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshElectroencephalographyen_US
dc.subject.meshEncephalitis/cerebrospinalen_US
dc.subject.meshfluid/diagnosis/*etiology/microbiology/mortalityen_US
dc.subject.meshEncephalitis Viruses/isolation & purificationen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computeden_US
dc.titleAcute viral encephalitis in childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, V:vcnwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume23en_HK
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