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Analysis of medical records of patients with “other neurological diseases” admitted to Lady Ridgeway Hospital

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SS Disanayaka ,

Research Assistant, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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HGN De Zoysa,

Research Assistant, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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S Senaratne,

Deputy Director, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo, LK
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KRD de Silva

Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
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Abstract

Objective To assess the frequency of diseases categorized under "other neurological diseases" in the Indoor Morbidity and Mortality Registry (IMMR) of the Medical Record Unit of infants and children admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) and coded and indexed according to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10) of the World Health Organization.
Design Retrospective data analysis
Method Data of in-ward patients, obtained from the medical record section of LRH for a period of two years (2004 and 2005), were analysed
Results Two hundred and ninety nine (0.21%) [157 (52.5%) males and 142 (47.5%) females] had been categorized under "other neurological diseases". The four major contributors were hydrocephalus 59 (20%), polyneuropathy & disorders of peripheral nervous system 44 (15%), Guillain Barre' syndrome 39 (13%) and disorders of myoneural junction & muscle 29 (10%). A family history was present in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and a patient with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v37i4.302

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2008; 37: 118-121

How to Cite: Disanayaka, S., De Zoysa, H., Senaratne, S. and de Silva, K., 2009. Analysis of medical records of patients with “other neurological diseases” admitted to Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 37(4), pp.118–121. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v37i4.302
Published on 11 Feb 2009.
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