Adult bacterial meningitis in Southern Taiwan: epidemiologic trend and prognostic factors.

@article{Lu2000AdultBM,
  title={Adult bacterial meningitis in Southern Taiwan: epidemiologic trend and prognostic factors.},
  author={Cheng-Hsien Lu and Wen-Neng Chang and Hyoung Woo Chang},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 1},
  pages={36-44}
}
In two investigative phases over a 13.5-year study period (January 1986-June 1999), 202 adult patients with culture-proven bacterial meningitis were enrolled in this study. In order to determine the epidemiologic trend, prognostic factors and therapeutic results for this disease. Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Streptococcus pneumoniae were the three most commonly revealed pathogens, accounting for about 48% of the episodes. Although there was a change in… CONTINUE READING
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