Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
VIEIRA, José F. S.. Incidence of meningitis in patients 0-12 years old in the Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Manaus. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2001, vol.59, n.2A, pp. 227-229. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2001000200015.
The author analyzes the incidence of meningitis in patients with age ranging 0-12 years old treated in Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Manaus, during a period of two years. The illness is correlated with the etiological agent, treatment, follow-up, immediate and late complications, as well as the death by the illness. Comparison of results in this hospital experience with the literature allows a profile of the situation of meningitis in the State of Amazonas, Brazil.
Keywords : meningitis; incidence; Amazonas.