Early Neurologic Outcome and EEG of Infants with Bacterial Meningitis

Abstract

Newborn infants (especially premature infants) are susceptible to bacterial infections and may develop primary meningitis or suffer a bacterial attack-associated neuroinfection.1 Bacterial meningitis in newborns infants remains as a serious disease with significant longterm neurological morbidity.2-5 Prediction of outcome is important in decision-making to provide information to parents, and for identification of subjects requiring close intervention and early follow-up. Clinical evaluation includes neurological examination, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture, neuroimaging studies and neurophysiological studies, such as the electroencephalogram (EEG) and evoked potentials.

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@inproceedings{Poblano2012EarlyNO, title={Early Neurologic Outcome and EEG of Infants with Bacterial Meningitis}, author={Adri{\'a}n Poblano and Carmina Arteaga}, year={2012} }