EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN IN MIDSOUTHERN PART OF TURKEY


ALBAN E., BOZDEMIR N. , YUKSEL B. , ONENLI N., KOCABAS E. , AKSARAY N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, cilt.11, ss.393-396, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf01721223
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.393-396

Özet

59 patients were treated for meningococcal infections in Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 50.8% of patients were male, 33.9% were under two years of age and 61% were under five. 78% of patients were admitted to hospital in winter and spring time. Meningococcal meningitis (MM) was present in 39% of patients on admission, however, meningococcemia in 27.1% and meningococcemia and meningococcic meningitis (Meningococcemia + MM) in 33.9%. Fatality rate was 18.6% and no association was found between mortality and clinical type of disease (p > 0.05), but mortality ratio decreased with an increasing age (p < 0.01). No deaths occurred among the 12 patients who received IV penicillin treatment shortly before admitting to hospital, on the other hand 11 of 47 patients (23.4%) without such a previous treatment died.