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Bacterial meningitis in childhood.

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A wide variety of pathogens cause childhood meningitis and clinical features and-outcomes vary according to the organism. Bacterial meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is of particular importance as it has a high mortality and morbidity, has been relatively common and is treatable with antibiotics. In the last two decades widespread introduction of highly effective conjugate vaccines against these pathogens in many indu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
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Author
Journal:
Advances in experimental medicine and biology More from this journal
Volume:
719
Pages:
185-199
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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ISSN:
0065-2598
Language:
English
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pubs:216088
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uuid:f3db9517-243a-484a-9769-bbf39c68605a
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pubs:216088
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216088
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2012-12-19

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