Death by Neurological Diseases Observed over Two Years in the Unit of Hospitalization of the Department of Neurology-Chu Cocody-Abidjan


Introduction: The neurological diseases affect the central nervous system and peripheral. Our study was carried out in the unity of hospitalization of the department of neurology of the Hospital and university Center (CHU) of Cocody in Abidjan, economic capital of the Cote d’Ivoire, and concerned all the deaths to release the symptoms and the most lethal affections and the factors of bad forecast. The stroke remains burdened by a very high mortality in the world. Method of this study: It is about an analytical retrospective study which took place from January 1st, 2012 till December 31st, 2013. The results of this research were present, having the outcome of a thesis in medicine during the academic year 2014-2015. For the period of study, we included all the cases of the patients died during their stay and proceeded by drawing lots to a group witness. Results: During the period of study, the mortality was 21.8%. The most found stigmas of immunosuppression were: the loss of weight (18.9%), the prurigo (17%) and herpes zoster (13.8%). The main neurological syndromes in the population of the dead subjects were: the pyramidal syndrome (79.5%) and the meningeal irritation (38.1%). The vascular pathologies (43.9%) represented the first cause of death and interested especially the subjects the average age of which was of 62 years, followed by the infectious pathology (30,5%) interesting especially the young adults. Numerous factors of bad forecasts, in particular clinical, biological, and medicinal, were significantly found. Conclusion and recommandations: The death by neurological disease has a not insignificant proportion. To prevent neurological diseases, prevention is the only effective measure, such as the prevention of neurological complications of hypertension and HIV-AIDS.

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Evelyne, A. , Muriel, A. , Constance, Y. , Christian, T. and Fulbert, A. (2015) Death by Neurological Diseases Observed over Two Years in the Unit of Hospitalization of the Department of Neurology-Chu Cocody-Abidjan. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101907.

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