Significant sequelae after bacterial meningitis in Niger: a cohort study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295263
Title:
Significant sequelae after bacterial meningitis in Niger: a cohort study
Authors:
Jusot, J-F; Tohon, Z; Yazi, A A; Collard, J-M
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
Beside high mortality, acute bacterial meningitis may lead to a high frequency of neuropsychological sequelae. The Sahelian countries belonging to the meningitis belt experience approximately 50% of the meningitis cases occurring in the world. Studies in Africa have shown that N. meningitidis could cause hearing loss in up to 30% of the cases, exceeding sometimes measles. The situation is similar in Niger which experiences yearly meningitis epidemics and where rehabilitation wards are rare and hearing aids remain unaffordable. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of neuropsychological sequelae after acute bacterial meningitis in four of the eight regions of Niger.
Affiliation:
Epidemiology/Health-Environment-Climate Unit, Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire, PO Box 10887, Niamey, Niger
Publisher:
BioMed Central (Springer Science)
Issue Date:
21-May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295263
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2334-13-228
PubMed ID:
23687976
Submitted date:
2013-06-20
Language:
en
ISSN:
1471-2334
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJusot, J-Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTohon, Zen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYazi, A Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollard, J-Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T20:50:09Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-04T20:50:09Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-21-
dc.date.submitted2013-06-20-
dc.identifier.citationSignificant sequelae after bacterial meningitis in Niger: a cohort study. 2013, 13:228 BMC Infect. Dis.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1471-2334-
dc.identifier.pmid23687976-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2334-13-228-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/295263-
dc.description.abstractBeside high mortality, acute bacterial meningitis may lead to a high frequency of neuropsychological sequelae. The Sahelian countries belonging to the meningitis belt experience approximately 50% of the meningitis cases occurring in the world. Studies in Africa have shown that N. meningitidis could cause hearing loss in up to 30% of the cases, exceeding sometimes measles. The situation is similar in Niger which experiences yearly meningitis epidemics and where rehabilitation wards are rare and hearing aids remain unaffordable. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of neuropsychological sequelae after acute bacterial meningitis in four of the eight regions of Niger.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Central (Springer Science)en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC Infectious Diseasesen_GB
dc.subjectMeningitisen_GB
dc.titleSignificant sequelae after bacterial meningitis in Niger: a cohort studyen
dc.contributor.departmentEpidemiology/Health-Environment-Climate Unit, Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire, PO Box 10887, Niamey, Nigeren_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMC Infectious Diseasesen_GB

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