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

  • 1Email author,
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BMC Infectious Diseases201313:553

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-553

  • Received: 8 November 2013
  • Accepted: 13 November 2013
  • Published:

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, Hobrovej 18-22, PO box 365, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
(2)
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

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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