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Article: Post-traumatic meningitis in children

TitlePost-traumatic meningitis in children
Authors
Issue Date1986
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/injury
Citation
Injury, 1986, v. 17 n. 6, p. 407-409 How to Cite?
AbstractA retrospective survey over a 66-month period of children admitted with head injury who subsequently developed meningitis within the same period yielded six cases (five boys, one girl), giving an incidence of 0.38 per cent. Two of the six died, and four survived with no sequelae. Four cases occurred within the first week. One patient, who had received prophylactic antibiotics, developed Escherichia coli meningitis after 14 days and one had meningitis 2 years after the head injury. The most common organism was pneumococcus (four cases). Three patients had periorbital haematomas and none had cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Increasing drowsiness and fever were the most consistent features. Radiography of the skull was of little use in demonstrating fracture of the base of the skull. Two of the four surviving patients had craniotomy with successful dural repair.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/170218
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.91
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.982
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dc.contributor.authorLau, YLen_US
dc.contributor.authorKenna, APen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:06:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:06:45Z-
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.identifier.citationInjury, 1986, v. 17 n. 6, p. 407-409en_US
dc.identifier.issn0020-1383en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/170218-
dc.description.abstractA retrospective survey over a 66-month period of children admitted with head injury who subsequently developed meningitis within the same period yielded six cases (five boys, one girl), giving an incidence of 0.38 per cent. Two of the six died, and four survived with no sequelae. Four cases occurred within the first week. One patient, who had received prophylactic antibiotics, developed Escherichia coli meningitis after 14 days and one had meningitis 2 years after the head injury. The most common organism was pneumococcus (four cases). Three patients had periorbital haematomas and none had cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Increasing drowsiness and fever were the most consistent features. Radiography of the skull was of little use in demonstrating fracture of the base of the skull. Two of the four surviving patients had craniotomy with successful dural repair.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/injuryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInjuryen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshCraniocerebral Trauma - Complicationsen_US
dc.subject.meshEscherichia Coli Infections - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMeningitis - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshMeningitis, Pneumococcal - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshStreptococcal Infections - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshStreptococcus Pyogenesen_US
dc.titlePost-traumatic meningitis in childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, YL:lauylung@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLau, YL=rp00361en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0020-1383(86)90082-3-
dc.identifier.pmid3546128-
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dc.identifier.volume17en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.spage407en_US
dc.identifier.epage409en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1986E908300013-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLau, YL=7201403380en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKenna, AP=6602327342en_US

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