Pediatr Infect Dis J 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.
From the Children's Hospital, Pediatric Research Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki Eye and Ear Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland Hospital Pediátrico David Bernardino, in Luanda, Angola Faculty of Medicine, University Diego Portales, in Santiago, Chile.
Background: Survivors of bacterial meningitis (BM) often suffer from impaired quality of life that stems from disabling sequelae. The authors aimed to estimate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the influence of neurologic and audiologic sequelae among pediatric BM survivors.
Methods: Survivors of 2 BM treatment trials at Luanda Children's Hospital, Angola were evaluated for severity of disability via the modified Glasgow Outcome Scale, which considers neurological and audiological sequelae. Read More