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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Mumps meningoencephalitis - An epidemiological approach
Author: LeboreiroFernandez, A
MouraRibeiro, MVL
Leboreiro, IEF
Sawan, FM
Ventura, AR
Barbosa, KCK
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyse distribution of meningoencefalitis caused by mumps virus in children related to sex, age and seasonal influences. Thirty seven children were evaluated, ages ranging from 2 to 14 years. They were seen at Emergency Unit of Faculdade de Medicina do Triangulo Mineiro and at Hospital da Crianca, in Uberaba-MG, Brazil, from March 1st 1991 to February 1st 1993 and they were hospitalized for about 5 days. Through a protocol findings were studied during hospitalization and clinical course stressing epidemiology, symptomatology, cerebrospinal fluid studies, electroencephalogram and cortical function analysis. Only epidemiological data were considered in the present study. Data analysis revealed male predominance, at a range from 5 to 9 years and great number of occurrences at the last quarter of the year.
Subject: mumps meningoencephalitis
aseptic meningoencephalitis
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 1997
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