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Journal of the Korean Child Neurology Society 2018;26(4):246-250.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26815/jkcns.2018.26.4.246    Published online December 31, 2018.
Characteristics of Meningitis with or without Enterovirus
Won Je Cho, Ye Rim Kwon, Byung Ho Cha
Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei Wonju Seve­ rance Christian Hospital, Wonju, Korea
Correspondence:  Byung Ho Cha, Tel: +82-33-741-0114, Fax: +82-33-741-0114, 
Email: cha12bho@yonsei.ac.kr
Received: 17 September 2018   • Revised: 10 October 2018   • Accepted: 10 October 2018
Meningitis is an acute childhood infection caused by viral or bacterial infection. The purpose of the present study is to analyze the differences between enteroviral meningitis and non-enteroviral aseptic meningitis.
From January 2013 to December 2016, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of a total of 303 aseptic meningitis patients who visited Wonju Severance Christian Hospital. We examined demographics of all patients and analyzed serologic and cerebrospinal fluid tests, clinical symptoms, and outcomes.
Of a total of 303 patients, 197(65.0%) were male, and the most cases occurred from June to November (91.8%). The most common pathogen of meningitis was found to be enterovirus (65.0%). According to the etiology, the enteroviral meningitis group had significantly more headache and enteric symptoms (P=0.0003 and P =0.0013, respectively). Furthermore, the non-enteroviral meningitis group showed pleocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid and a significantly higher rate of seizure at 1 to 4years(P=0.0360 and P=0.0002, respectively).
In this study, enteroviral meningitis was the most common and the prognosis was good. When compared between two groups, neurological symptoms were frequent in patients with non-enteroviral meningitis in groups 1 to 4 years.
Key Words: Aseptic meningitis, Children, Enterovirus


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