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Revista Médica Electrónica

versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824

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LOPEZ TORRES, Orlando et al. Retrospective application of the score for bacterial meningoencephalitis in patients admitted with infectious neurological syndrome during 5 years. Provincial Teaching Pediat ric Hospital. Matanzas. 2001, 2003-2006. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.3, pp.293-301. ISSN 1684-1824.

In the clinical practice it is not always easy the differentiation between bacterial and aseptic meningoencephalitis, causing the raise of the treatment price in cases of aseptic meningoencephalitis, the increase of the potential risk of complications, and also a bigger familiar impact. We made a retrospective study of the patients admitted with the diagnosis of meningoencephalitis in the Infantile Hospital Eliseo Noel Caamaño during a 5-years period (377 patients), applying them the BMS (bacterial meningoencephalitis score). Our objective was describing the score at patients' admittance, and classifying them as presenting high or low risk for bacterial meningoencephalitis, and also comparing the diagnoses at the admittance and discharge. As a result, 100 % of the patients with bacterial meningoencephalitis bacteriologically tested showed scores of 2 or higher (high risk); there were also identified 9 low risk patients (score 0 for bacterial meningoencephalitis), who were firstly considered as bacterial positive, and discharged as aseptic meningoencephalitis. The bacterial meningoencephalitis score could be a useful tool in the initial evaluation of the patients with the infectious Neurological Syndrome.

Palabras clave : meningoencephalitis; meningitis aseptic; child; indexes.

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