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Research Article

The Functional, Social and Economic Impact of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Nepal – a Longitudinal Follow-Up Study

  • Michael J. Griffiths equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michael J. Griffiths, Jennifer V. Lemon

    griffmj@liv.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Brain Infections Group, Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Department of Paediatric Neurology, Alder Hey Children's National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Jennifer V. Lemon equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michael J. Griffiths, Jennifer V. Lemon

    Affiliation: Brain Infections Group, Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Ajit Rayamajhi,

    Affiliations: Brain Infections Group, Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Department of Paediatrics, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, Department of Paediatrics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Prakash Poudel,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Pramina Shrestha,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Vijay Srivastav,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Rachel Kneen,

    Affiliations: Brain Infections Group, Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Department of Paediatric Neurology, Alder Hey Children's National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Antonieta Medina-Lara,

    Affiliation: Health Economics Group, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

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  • Rupa R. Singh,

    Affiliations: Department of Paediatrics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal, Department of Paediatrics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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  • Tom Solomon

    Affiliations: Brain Infections Group, Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Department of Neurology, The Walton Centre National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom, National Consortium for Zoonosis Research, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Wirral, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002383

About the Authors

Michael J. Griffiths, Jennifer V. Lemon, Ajit Rayamajhi, Rachel Kneen, Tom Solomon
Brain Infections Group, Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Michael J. Griffiths, Rachel Kneen
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Alder Hey Children's National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Ajit Rayamajhi, Pramina Shrestha
Department of Paediatrics, Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ajit Rayamajhi, Rupa R. Singh
Department of Paediatrics, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
Prakash Poudel, Vijay Srivastav, Rupa R. Singh
Department of Paediatrics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
Antonieta Medina-Lara
Health Economics Group, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Tom Solomon
Department of Neurology, The Walton Centre National Health Service Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tom Solomon
National Consortium for Zoonosis Research, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Wirral, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: griffmj@liv.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJG JVL AML AR RRS TS. Performed the experiments: JVL PP PS VS AR. Analyzed the data: MJG JVL PP PS VS AR RK RRS AML. Wrote the paper: MJG JVL AML RK AR RRS TS.