Clinical decision rules to distinguish between bacterial and aseptic meningitis.

  title={Clinical decision rules to distinguish between bacterial and aseptic meningitis.},
  author={François Dubos and B. Lamotte and F Bibi-Triki and Florence Moulin and Jenny Raymond and Dominique Gendrel and G{\'e}rard Br{\'e}art and M Chalumeau},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={91 8},
BACKGROUND Clinical decision rules have been derived to distinguish between bacterial and aseptic meningitis in the emergency room to avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatments and hospitalisations. AIMS To evaluate the reproducibility and to compare the diagnostic performance of five clinical decision rules. METHODS All children hospitalised for bacterial meningitis between 1995 and 2004 or aseptic meningitis between 2000 and 2004 have been included in a retrospective cohort study… CONTINUE READING

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