Bacterial meningitis in children

Susana Chávez-Bueno, George H. McCracken

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Abstract

Prompt and accurate diagnosis and adequate treatment of bacterial meningitis in children remains a major challenge, as reflected by the continued high morbidity and case-fatality rates of the disease worldwide. Appropriate use of antibiotics, along with adjunctive therapies, such dexamethasone, has proved helpful in the prevention of neurologic sequelae in children with bacterial meningitis. Better understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms likely would result in more effective therapies in the future. Use of conjugate vaccines against the most common pathogens has been crucial in preventing bacterial meningitis in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-810
Number of pages16
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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Bacterial Meningitides
Conjugate Vaccines
Dexamethasone
Nervous System
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Mortality

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Bacterial meningitis in children. / Chávez-Bueno, Susana; McCracken, George H.

In: Pediatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 52, No. 3, 06.2005, p. 795-810.

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Chávez-Bueno, Susana ; McCracken, George H. / Bacterial meningitis in children. In: Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2005 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 795-810.
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