Analysis of posterior segment findings in acute encephalitic syndrome in a tertiary care institute

Authors

  • Parmita Dutta Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
  • Arup Deuri Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20210445

Keywords:

AES, Optic disc hyperemia, Posterior segment findings, Papilledema

Abstract

Background: Objective of the study was to determine the posterior segment findings in cases of Acute Encephalitic Syndrome(AES) in patients attending the paediatrics department of Assam Medical College.

Methods: A prospective study of 36 cases of AES attending the paediatrics department of Assam Medical College during a period of 6 months was taken into consideration.

Results: 36 cases of AES were studied during a period of 6 months. The maximum number of cases was around 5 years (41.6%).The number of cases in males were more than in females (63.8%vs 36.1%) .The posterior segment findings were papilledema (44.4%), optic disc hyperemia (52.7%),and retinal hemorrhages(3%).

Conclusions: Analysis of posterior segment findings helps in early detection and preventing the sequalae and complications and therefore helps in saving the eye.

Author Biography

Parmita Dutta, Department of Ophthalmology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

Department of Ophthalmology

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Published

2021-01-29

How to Cite

Dutta, P., & Deuri, A. (2021). Analysis of posterior segment findings in acute encephalitic syndrome in a tertiary care institute. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 9(2), 573–576. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20210445

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