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Table 4 Diagnosis and poor outcome in children with seizures

From: The incidence, aetiology and outcome of acute seizures in children admitted to a rural Kenyan district hospital

Diagnosis Mortality, (%) Gross Neurological deficits on discharge, (%)
Malaria   
   Cerebral malaria 9/63 (14.3) 4/54 (7.4)
   Non cerebral malaria seizures 2/416 (0.5) 1/414 (0.2)
Meningitis 4/24 (16.7) 1/20 (5.0)
Measles encephalitis 2/4 (50.0) 0/2 (0)
Encephalopathy of unknown causes 2/15 (13.3) 0/13 (0)
Neonatal infections 2/33 (6.1) 1/31 (3.2)
Ishemic hypoxic encephalopathy 2/5 (40.0) 2/3 (66.7)
Malnutrition 1/13 (7.7) 1/12 (8.3)
Gastroenteritis 1/39 (2.6) 0/38 (0)
Respiratory tract and ear infections 0/138 (0) 0/138 (0)
Other causes 3/150 (3.2) 1/147 (0.7)
Total 28/900 (3.1) 11/872 (1.3)