Bacterial meningitis in childhood.
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...Expand abstract
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