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Aetiologies of central nervous system infection in Viet Nam: a prospective provincial hospital-based descriptive surveillance study.

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BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) remain common and life-threatening, especially in developing countries. Knowledge of the aetiological agents responsible for these infections is essential to guide empiric therapy and develop a rational public health policy. To date most data has come from patients admitted to tertiary referral hospitals in Asia and there is limited aetiological data at the provincial hospital level where most patients are seen. METHODS: We c...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0037825

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
7
Issue:
5
Pages:
e37825
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
334724

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