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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2013 pp 132-137
Retrospective Assessment of Neuro Developmental Outcome of Neonatal Meningitis
Nitin S. Mehkarkar1, P. S. Patil
1Dept of Pediatrics, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon. Pin-425309 Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
The survival of the “high risk” newborns has improved considerably in last few decades, with the setting-up of a number of well-equipped neonatal units. But mere survival is not enough, it is the quality of survival that is important. In a young infant, who is in a in a state of rapid growth, the dynamic process of rapid development is such that, any static parameter should and must alert the pediatrician- be it slowness or stagnation of acquisition of new skills. Following the infant’s development closely at regular intervals provides the best key to judge the neurodevelopmental outcome. There are very few Indian studies available on this subject. Therefore this observational cross- sectional retrospective study was undertaken in a referral centre.