oa South African Medical Journal - Nutritional status of children with bacterial meningitis
|Article Title||Nutritional status of children with bacterial meningitis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Paediatrics, Baragwanath Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Dec 1980|
|Pages||1004 - 1006|
|Keyword(s)||Bacterial meningitis, Neurology, Nutritional status and Paediatrics|
A study undertaken to determine whether there is any association between nutritional status and bacterial meningitis showed that of 304 children with bacterial meningitis seen in a 2-year period at Baragwanath Hospital, only 20,4% had protein energy malnutrition (PEM), whereas 34% of all children admitted had overt malnutrition.
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