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Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess

Ramakrishnan, K. Ananth, Levin, Michael and Faust, Saul N. (2009) Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess Medicine, 37, (11), pp. 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.

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Published date: November 2009
Keywords: adults, bacterial, brain abscess, children, diagnosis, meningitis, pathophysiology, prevention, treatment


Local EPrints ID: 72913
ISSN: 1357-3039
PURE UUID: 89e5bfe2-a7bb-4ab5-b0f5-3f1e1a6edd4b
ORCID for Saul N. Faust: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 24 Feb 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:52

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Author: K. Ananth Ramakrishnan
Author: Michael Levin
Author: Saul N. Faust ORCID iD

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