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Erratum to: Hydrocephalus is a rare outcome in community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults: a retrospective analysis

  • Jacob Bodilsen1Email author,
  • Henrik Carl Schønheyder2 and
  • Henrik Nielsen1
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:553

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-553

Received: 8 November 2013

Accepted: 13 November 2013

Published: 19 November 2013

The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:321

Correction

After publication of this work [1], we became aware of two errors in Table two (Table 1 here). In the column describing scanned patients without hydrocephalus the CSF:blood glucose index and CSF protein levels were incorrect and should instead be 0.04 and 4.6 g/L respectively.
Table 1

Clinical and laboratory features of bacterial meningitis patients with and without hydrocephalus

Characteristicsa

Patients with hydrocephalus

Scanned patients without hydrocephalus

 

(n = 5)

(n = 115)

Symptom duration (days)

3.5

2

Headache

3

66

Nausea

2

54

Confusion

4

114

GCS b

  

   <9

1

19

   9-12

1

49

   >12

3

47

MAP (mm Hg)

104

N/A

ICP (mm Hg)

-

N/A

Heart rate (beats/min)

85

100

CRP (mg/L)

293

232

Cranial nerve paresis

2

22

Sensory / motornerve deficit

0

11

Seizures before/during admission

0

14

CSF leukocytes (x10^ 6 /L)

2766

1702

Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (%)

84

92

CSF erythrocytes (x10^ 6 /L)

115

140

CSF:blood glucose index

0.005

0.04

CSF protein (g/L)

5.9

4.6

Positive CSF culture

5

103

Positive blood culture

2

86

Antibiotics

  

   Day 1

4

99

   Day 2

0

9

   After day 2

1

7c

Dexamethasone d

0

30

GOS e

  

   Unfavourable outcome (GOS 1–4)

5

55

   Favourable outcome (GOS 5)

0

60

Length of stay (days)

17 (3–51)

19 (1–82)

a Median values are used for continuous variables.

b Not all patients had Glasgow Coma Scale score estimated in the records at admission but could be assessed to have a score <9, 9–12 or >12 based upon data review.

c One patient never scanned was not given appropriate antibiotic therapy during admission for unclear reasons.

d According to meningitis guidelines.

e Glasgow Outcome Scale: 1. Death, 2. Vegetative state, 3. Dependent upon others in daily life, 4. Sequelae, but independent life, 5. No or only minor sequelae.

Abbreviations: CSF Cerebrospinal fluid. GCS Glasgow coma scale. GOS Glasgow outcome scale. ICP Intracranial pressure. MAP Mean arterial pressure. N/A Not available.

We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience to readers of the article.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Infectious Diseases, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital
(2)
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital

References

  1. Bodilsen J, Schønheyder HC, Nielsen HI: Hydrocephalus is a rare outcome in community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults: a retrospective analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2013, 13: 321-10.1186/1471-2334-13-321.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Pre-publication history

    1. The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/13/553/prepub

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