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dc.contributor.authorJusot, J-F
dc.contributor.authorTohon, Z
dc.contributor.authorYazi, A A
dc.contributor.authorCollard, J-M
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T10:39:37Z
html.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.


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