To study the functional outcomes in different groups of meningoencephalitis patients after rehabilitation approach in addition to standard medical therapy.
From January 2007 to January 2009.
Prospective longitudinal analytical study.
Departmentof Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Paediatric Medicine in North Bengal Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, India.
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.
Percentage of total Wee FIM score.
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.