BACKGROUND: Meningitis is notoriously difficult to diagnose in infancy because its clinical features are non-specific. World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines suggest several indicative signs, based on limited data. We aimed to identify indicators of bacterial meningitis in young infants in Kenya, and compared their performance to the WHO guidelines. We also examined the feasibility of developing a scoring system for meningitis. METHODS: We studied all admissions aged < 60 days to Kilif...Expand abstract
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Clinical indicators of bacterial meningitis among neonates and young infants in rural Kenya.
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