Neuroinfectious diseases at a European neurological tertiary care center: one-third of patients require treatment in the neurological intensive care unit
Article first published online: 10 FEB 2014
© 2014 The Author(s) European Journal of Neurology © 2014 EAN
European Journal of Neurology
Volume 21, Issue 12, pages 1500–1503, December 2014
How to Cite
Buchholz, G., Ormanns, S., Pfister, H.-W., Koedel, U. and Klein, M. (2014), Neuroinfectious diseases at a European neurological tertiary care center: one-third of patients require treatment in the neurological intensive care unit. European Journal of Neurology, 21: 1500–1503. doi: 10.1111/ene.12379
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2014
- Article first published online: 10 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 2 JUN 2013
- Friedrich Baur Stiftung
- University of Munich (FöFoLe)
- neuroinfectious diseases;
Background and purpose
Studies on the impact of infectious diseases affecting the nervous system are sparse.
All patients with neuroinfectious diseases (NIDs) who were treated at our Department of Neurology from 2005 until 2009 were retrospectively analyzed.
Patients with NIDs required treatment at the intensive care unit in 34.8%. The mortality rate of patients with NIDs was significantly higher than that of other inpatients with neurological diseases (5.1% vs. 3.0%, respectively, P = 0.018).
In summary, this study shows that patients with NIDs are severely ill and mortality is high.