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Table 1 Growth parameters, and clinical and demographic characteristics of children with a previous diagnosis of acute meningitis

From: Evaluation of pituitary function after infectious meningitis in childhood

Patient No. Gender/age (years) Height (SDS) BMI (SDS) Tanner stage Etiology of meningitis Time from acute event (months)
1 M/10.1 -1.1 -0.63 2 Enterovirus 3
2 M/2.8 1.6 0.69 1 Enterovirus 33
3 M/6.5 1.0 -0.14 1 Enterovirus 15
4 F/6.3 2.0 0.44 1 Enterovirus 15
5 F/3.9 0.9 0.01 1 Enterovirus 16
6 M/3.5 0.2 0.41 1 Varicella zoster virus 8
7 M/6.9 -0.7 -0.45 1 Varicella zoster virus 12
8 M/3.3 1.3 0.98 1 Varicella zoster virus 23
9 M/13.9 0.4 0.65 3 Streptococcus pneumoniae 32
10 F/3.6 0.6 0.41 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae 29
11 M/6.3 -0.4 0.00 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae 11
12 M/4.9 1.0 -0.55 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae 37
13 F/8.9 0.8 -1.42 1 Neisseria meningitidis 13
14 M/12.9 1.9 2.28 2 Neisseria meningitidis 12
15 F/1.5 -0.4 -0.51 3 Streptococcus agalactiae 15
16 M/1.1 1.2 -1.14 1 Streptococcus agalactiae 10
17 M/1.1 -1.1 -1.58 1 MRSA 6
18 M/3.2 2.0 -1.58 1 Haemophilus influenzae type b 32
19 M/12 0.3 -0.63 1 Mycobacterium tuberculosis 18
  1. M = male; F = female; SDS = standard deviation scores; BMI = body mass index, MRSA: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.