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The UK joint specialist societies guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in immunocompetent adults.

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Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal sepsis are rare conditions with high case fatality rates. Early recognition and prompt treatment saves lives. In 1999 the British Infection Society produced a consensus statement for the management of immunocompetent adults with meningitis and meningococcal sepsis. Since 1999 there have been many changes. We therefore set out to produce revised guidelines which provide a standardised evidence-based approach to the management of acute community acquired m...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.jinf.2016.01.007

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Publisher:
Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of infection Journal website
Volume:
72
Issue:
4
Pages:
405-438
Publication date:
2016-02-01
Acceptance date:
2016-01-23
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EISSN:
1532-2742
ISSN:
0163-4453
URN:
uuid:0f229a86-3a3c-421a-bec7-3c7a2bc9da8a
Source identifiers:
601386
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pubs:601386
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English
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