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Functional Outcome after Rehabilitation among Different Diagnostic Groups of Childhood Meningoencephalitis

D K Khatua, R Pramanik, P P Pan, G Santra

Citation Information : Khatua DK, Pramanik R, Pan PP, Santra G. Functional Outcome after Rehabilitation among Different Diagnostic Groups of Childhood Meningoencephalitis. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2012; 23 (2):57-61.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-23-2-57

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).



To study the functional outcomes in different groups of meningoencephalitis patients after rehabilitation approach in addition to standard medical therapy.

Study period

From January 2007 to January 2009.

Study Design

Prospective longitudinal analytical study.

Study Area

Departmentof Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Paediatric Medicine in North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, India.

Study population

108 patients.

Material and methods

After taking consent and institutional ethical committee clearance the sample size were assessed. After stabilisation of the affected children with medical therapies, rehabilitation regimen was added.

Outcome measures

Percentage of total Wee FIM score.

Follow up

0, 2weeks, 6 weeks.


Data analysed by McNamara's chi Square test showed disability rate is much higher than other aetiology. Best prognosis is seen in patients with viral infections.


In developing countries children in lower socioeconomic group from rural areas are the most victim of tuberculous meningoencephalitis who responded reasonably with rehabilitation regimen.


Rehabilitation regimen is best helpful in viral infection. Tuberculous infection, relatively commoner in India does not respond very well.

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