Evaluation of the management of postoperative aseptic meningitis.

  title={Evaluation of the management of postoperative aseptic meningitis.},
  author={Virginie Zarrouk and Isabelle Vassor and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bert and Didier Bouccara and Michel Kalamarides and Noelle Bendersky and Aim{\'e}e Redondo and Olivier Sterkers and Bruno Fantin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={44 12},
BACKGROUND A consensus conference recommended empirical antibiotic therapy for all patients with postoperative meningitis and treatment withdrawal after 48 or 72 h if cerebrospinal fluid culture results are negative. However, this approach is not universally accepted and has not been assessed in clinical trials. METHODS We performed a cohort study of all patients who received a diagnosis of postoperative meningitis from January 1998 through May 2005 in a teaching hospital. From January 1998… CONTINUE READING