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Indicators of acute bacterial meningitis in children at a rural Kenyan district hospital.

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OBJECTIVE: Acute bacterial meningitis remains an important cause of death and neurologic sequelae in African children. The clinical features of meningitis are often nonspecific and in this setting may overlap with those of malaria. Early diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic treatment are perhaps the most important steps in management, but published data suggest that fewer than half of the cases of childhood meningitis are identified at first assessment in hospitals in this region. The object...

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10.1542/peds.2004-0007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Versteeg, AC More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
Journal:
Pediatrics
Volume:
114
Issue:
6
Pages:
e713-e719
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1098-4275
ISSN:
0031-4005
URN:
uuid:cd4c8c77-c847-4a35-817e-09f72b6ec1cc
Source identifiers:
120578
Local pid:
pubs:120578

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