EFNS guideline on the management of community‐acquired bacterial meningitis: report of an EFNS Task Force on acute bacterial meningitis in older children and adults

  title={EFNS guideline on the management of community‐acquired bacterial meningitis: report of an EFNS Task Force on acute bacterial meningitis in older children and adults},
  author={Abhijit Chaudhuri and P. M. V. Martin and Peter G. E. Kennedy and R Andrew Seaton and Peter Portegies and Martin Bojar and Israel Steiner},
  journal={European Journal of Neurology},
Acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) is a potentially life‐threatening neurological emergency. An agreed protocol for early, evidence‐based and effective management of community‐acquired ABM is essential for best possible outcome. A literature search of peer‐reviewed articles on ABM was used to collect data on the management of ABM in older children and adults. Based on the strength of published evidence, a consensus guideline was developed for initial management, investigations, antibiotics and… 
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