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Dilemmas in the diagnosis of acute community-acquired bacterial meningitis.

Abstract:

Rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute community-acquired bacterial meningitis reduces mortality and neurological sequelae, but can be delayed by atypical presentation, assessment of lumbar puncture safety, and poor sensitivity of standard diagnostic microbiology. Thus, diagnostic dilemmas are common in patients with suspected acute community-acquired bacterial meningitis. History and physical examination alone are sometimes not sufficient to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. Lumbar puncture ...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
380
Issue:
9854
Pages:
1684-1692
Publication date:
2012-11-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:8ec4ec38-b935-47b4-b101-d2a0c68ba25a
Source identifiers:
435217
Local pid:
pubs:435217

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