Ramakrishnan, K. Ananth, Levin, Michael and Faust, Saul N.
Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess
Medicine, 37, (11), . (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.
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