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|Title:||THE PATTERN OF TYPHOID PSYCHOSIS IN CHILDHOOD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT TEACHING HOSPITAL, PORT HARCOURT; JANUARY 2000-DECEMBER 2003.|
|Publisher:||Research Journal of Medical Sciences|
|Abstract:||This was a 4-year (200-2003) hospital based Prevalence study of Typhoid Psychosis in childhood. In this study, of the total number of 1645 neuropsychiatric patient, 411 were aged 0-19 years of age. Out of which males were 176(42.8%) and females were 235 (57.2%). Seventeen met the criteria for typhoid psychosis, males 5 (29.41%) and females 12 (70.6%) which was based on a rising widal tiixe/sigriificant litre rise. The prevalence rate was 4.14 with amalefemale ratio, M: F of 1:2.4 The mean age was 17 years. Adolescents mainly females who were from a low socio-economicclass were over represented in this study. The prominent clinical features included high grade fever, insomnia headache, visual hallucination and dehydration. Less common ones included delusion, confusion, restlessness, convulsion and apathy. Typhoid Psychosis in Childhood becomes less fatal with early and adequate medical intervention.|
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