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The diagnosis and management of acute bacterial meningitis in resource-poor settings.

Abstract:

Acute bacterial meningitis is more common in resource-poor than resource-rich settings. Survival is dependent on rapid diagnosis and early treatment, both of which are difficult to achieve when laboratory support and antibiotics are scarce. Diagnostic algorithms that use basic clinic and laboratory features to distinguish bacterial meningitis from other diseases can be useful. Analysis of the CSF is essential, and simple techniques can enhance the yield of diagnostic microbiology. Penicillin-...

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Journal:
The Lancet. Neurology
Volume:
7
Issue:
7
Pages:
637-648
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
URN:
uuid:7185dcc6-7002-4514-aa72-b70cf5826369
Source identifiers:
435229
Local pid:
pubs:435229

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