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Avaliação da gravidade da sépsis meningocócica em crianças.

By Paulo Oom, Renata Rossi, Manuela Correia and Gustavo Rodrigues

Abstract

Despite advances in critical care medicine, acute meningococcal infection remains complicated by high mortality. Different prognostic scoring systems have been developed but none of them is largely used. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance at admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of five severity scores in children with proven and unproven meningococcal infection. Our results seem to indicate that the Neisseria Sepsis Index (NESI) and the Rotterdam Score (RS) perform better than the other scores, being appropriate tools to assess severity of illness at admission to the PICU in children with proven or presumed meningococcal infection.Despite advances in critical care medicine, acute meningococcal infection remains complicated by high mortality. Different prognostic scoring systems have been developed but none of them is largely used. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance at admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of five severity scores in children with proven and unproven meningococcal infection. Our results seem to indicate that the Neisseria Sepsis Index (NESI) and the Rotterdam Score (RS) perform better than the other scores, being appropriate tools to assess severity of illness at admission to the PICU in children with proven or presumed meningococcal infection

Publisher: Ordem dos Médicos
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:ojs.www.actamedicaportuguesa.com:article/1208
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