oa South African Medical Journal - Nutritional status of children with bacterial meningitis

Volume 58, Issue 25
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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