The functional, social and economic impact of acute encephalitis syndrome in Nepal--a longitudinal follow-up study.
Griffiths, Michael J
Lemon, Jennifer V
Singh, Rupa R
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Public Library of Science
Copyright: © 2013 Griffiths et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Over 133,000 children present to hospitals with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) annually in Asia. Japanese encephalitis (JE) accounts for approximately one-quarter of cases; in most cases no pathogen is identified and management is supportive. Although JE is known to result in neurological impairment, few studies have examined the wider impact of JE and AES on patients and their families.
University of Liverpool Clinical Fellowship
notes: PMCID: PMC3772013
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Vol. 7, Issue 9, Article e2383
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