Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess


Ramakrishnan, K. Ananth, Levin, Michael and Faust, Saul N. (2009) Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess. Medicine, 37, (11), 567-573. (doi:10.1016/j.mpmed.2009.08.010).

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Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess continue to cause significant morbidity and mortality in children and adults. This article reviews recent changes in the epidemiology caused by new immunisations; the clinical manifestations at different ages; advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology; and current treatment strategies including the use of adjunctive therapies such as corticosteroids.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1357-3039 (print)
Keywords: adults, bacterial, brain abscess, children, diagnosis, meningitis, pathophysiology, prevention, treatment
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
ePrint ID: 72913
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:52
Contact Email Address: K.A.Ramakrishnan@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/72913

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