Community-acquired acute bacterial meningitis in adults: a clinical update
BackgroundAcute bacterial meningitis (ABM) in adults is associated with a mortality that may exceed 30%. Immunization programs have reduced the global burden; in the UK, declining incidence but persistently high mortality and morbidity mean that clinicians must remain vigilant.
Sources of dataA systematic electronic literature search of PubMed was performed to identify all ABM literature published within the past 5 years.
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