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A Study on Factor Influencing the Prognosis of Epidermic Encephalitis.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(10):978-985.
Published online October 31, 1983.
A Study on Factor Influencing the Prognosis of Epidermic Encephalitis.
Sang Hyun Byun, Koe Jong Park, Jeong Soon Hwang, Young Hun Chung
Department of Pediatrics, Chungnam National University, College of Medicine
유행성 뇌염 환아의 예후에 미치는 요인에 관한 고찰
변상현, 박쾌종, 황정순, 정용헌
충남대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
The purpose Qf this study is to presume the severity of epidemic encephalitis. 36 cases were selected among 81 cases of epidemic encephalitis admitted to Chungnam National University Hospital during Jan. 1981 to Dec. 1982, and divided into clinically mild and severe group. Two groups were compared the differences of their demographic, clinical and laboratory findings. The parameters significantly more encountered in the severe than in the mild group were established as follows; 1) High fever, coma and bulbar palsy. 2) Marked leukocytosis and shift to left finding on peripheral blood. 3) Increased erythrocyte count in cerebrospinal fluid. 4) Increased serum cortisol level. 5) Encephalitis not vaccinated.
Key Words: Epidemic encephalitis, prognosis

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