publication . Article . 2014

Nontraumatic spinal cord injury: etiology, demography and clinics

Quintana-Gonzales, Asencio; Sotomayor-Espichan, Rosa; Martínez-Romero, María; Kuroki-García, César;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 29 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Salud
Abstract
We performed a retrospective and descriptive cross-sectional; study in 210 hospitalized patients with spinal cord injury at the National Institute of Rehabilitation (INR), Callao, Peru from 2000-2006. The goal was to describe etiology, and clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of non traumatic spinal cord injuries (LMNT). We found a prevalence of 27 % for LMNT, average age at onset of 32.0 years, male gender 50.5 %, and secondary education completed in 41.9 %, poverty 90.5 %. The infectious etiology (viral and bacterial) was predominant in 37.6 %, with 11.9 infected with HTLVI. Although the INR is a reference center, the findings can’t be generalized be...
Subjects
free text keywords: Spinal cord injuries; Prevalence; Etiology, Lesiones de la médula espinal; Prevalencia; Etiología
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