Peculiarities of the clinical picture of meningitis in children of the first three years of life according to the data of Kyiv Municipal Children’s Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital in 2010–2015

O.V. Vygovska, I.Y. Kovalyukh

Abstract


A retrospective analysis was conducted of 290 case histories in children hospitalized in Kyiv Municipal Children’s Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital in 2010–2015 with the diagnosis of meningitis. Among them — 73 case histories of children of the first three years of life. It was found that the feature of the disease was the prevalence of meningitis of purulent meningococcal (33 %) and unidentified (55 %) origin and predominance in clinical symptoms of general infectious and meningeal syndromes in purulent meningitis and cerebral signs in aseptic meningitis. It is noted that in 85 % of children, meningitis was severe, in 75 % — complicated. In the structure of meningitis complications in children of the first 3 years of life, cerebral edema prevails.

Keywords


meningitis; purulent meningitis; aseptic meningitis; severity; course; early age; complications



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22141/2312-413x.5.5.2017.121633

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