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Revista Eugenio Espejo

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HAIDER, Miqdad; SHAFQAT, Muhammad Nabeel  and  HERNANDEZ OLIVER, María Ofelia. Meningoencefalitis bacteriana. Hospital Pediátrico “José Luis Miranda”. Cuba. 2007-2012. Rev Eug Esp [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.2, pp.15-22. ISSN 2661-6742.

A non-experimental, descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out at the “José Luís Miranda” University Pediatric Hospital, in the province of Villa Clara-Cuba, during the period 2007 – 2012. The total population of the study was composed of 56 cases interpreted by the diagnostic method of Infectious Neurological Syndrome: bacterial meningoencephali-tis, whose participants were selected from the Obligatory Declaration Cards (ODC). The data was collected by reviewing documents (medical records) and these were processed using descriptive statistics. 42.86% of the patients were children under one year of age; likewise, 21.43% was caused by meningococcus and a similar number by pneumococcus. A predomi-nance of the masculine gender was observed. The etiology was mostly pneumococcal and meningococcal, the most frequent symptoms were fever, headache and poor vomiting; as well as the most important complication observed was the death of some patients.

Keywords : Meningoencephalitis; Meningitis; Bacterial; Etiology; Child.

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