Journal article

ADVERSE OUTCOMES OF BACTERIAL-MENINGITIS IN SCHOOL-AGE SURVIVORS

K GRIMWOOD, VA ANDERSON, L BOND, C CATROPPA, RL HORE, EH KEIR, T NOLAN, DM ROBERTON

Pediatrics | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 1995

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcomes of bacterial meningitis in school-age survivors. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Teaching pediatric hospital. CHILDREN: During 1983 through 1986, 158 meningitis survivors, ages 3 months to 14 years, treated at a single center were enrolled. Between 1991 and 1993, 130 children, 82% of the original cohort, were evaluated at a mean age of 8.4 years and a mean of 6.7 years after their meningitis. OUTCOME MEASURES: Blinded neurologic, neuropsychologic, audiologic, behavior, and socio-demographic assessments were compared with those from grade- and sex-matched control children. Multivariate analyses adjusted for age at testing and socio-demographic v..

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