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Childhood meningitis: current and previous UK epidemiology, clinical and laboratory characteristics and outcomes

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Introduction: Following reductions in bacterial meningitis which occurred in the UK due to the implementation of vaccine programmes, contemporary knowledge was needed about the current aetiology of childhood meningitis in the context of historical changes in epidemiology, how to reliably distinguish bacterial and aseptic meningitis at presentation to hospital, and outcomes particularly following viral meningitis.

Methods: Annual hospital admission rates were analysed for bacterial a...

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Natalie G Martin More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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