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855 Childhood Meningitis (Experience of the Pediatric Department for a Year)
  1. ND Righi,
  2. S Brahmi,
  3. H Zerguine,
  4. S Tebbal
  1. CHU Benflis Touhami, Universite de Batna, Park Aforage, Algeria


Introduction Meningitis is one of concern in Pediatric Infectious Diseases icts with impact, the Epidemiological Profile, ict severity in the short and long term Especially if it is Caused by bacteria, and Especially the interest of her proper care.

Objective Evaluate the epidemiology, bacteriology, etiology of meningitis and How They support and Their Future.

Material and Methods A retrospective study of records of patients hospitalized in the Pediatric University Hospital DURING 2010 BATNA. 70 Patients Were the subject of this study.

Results Both sexes are Affected with a male predom inance. The Age Group Most Affected is 30 days to 05 years 55.71% (range of 30 daysand 15 years).

A marked Increase in incidence Between April and August (61 boxes).

Fever WAS Noted in 100% of our patients, 32 patients complained of headache. The neck stiffness WAS Noted in 13 patients, 02 patients presented seizures.

Cytological CSF study objectified That HAS 57% of patients Had a number of elements Between 10 and 500 cells/mm 3 with presence of neutrophils and lymphocytes in 40.4%.

The hypoglycorrhachia WAS present in 55.7% of cells, the hyperalbuminorrachie in 31.4% of boxes. Leukocytosis WAS present in 63.33% cells, leukopenia in boxes 26.66%.

67% Of Our Patients Had a positive CRP, 61.8% Had an ESR.

Conclusion Confirmed this study the frequency of meningitis in children. The preponderance of the viral origin Which corresponds to literature.

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