Bacterial meningitis in children

@article{SezLlorens2003BacterialMI,
  title={Bacterial meningitis in children},
  author={Xavier S{\'a}ez-Llorens and George H. McCracken},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={361},
  pages={2139-2148}
}
Microbiologic causes of meningitis include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Before routine use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, bacterial meningitis affected almost 6000 people every year in the United States, and about half of all cases occurred in children 18 years old or younger. 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… Expand
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