Clinical predictors of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children in The Gambia.

@article{Weber2002ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical predictors of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children in The Gambia.},
  author={Martin Willi Weber and Joanna Herman and Shabbar Jaffar and Stanley Usen and Anslem Oparaugo and Charles Omosigho and Richard A. Adegbola and Brian Greenwood and Edward Kim Mulholland},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 9},
  pages={722-31}
}
BACKGROUND Bacterial meningitis is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality world-wide. In the developing world, where the burden of acute meningitis and its long-term sequelae are especially high, staff with limited training at primary health care facilities must be able to recognize the symptoms and signs of meningitis, so that suspected cases can be referred urgently to hospitals. METHODS Children who presented with possible invasive bacterial infection to health facilities… CONTINUE READING

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