Indicators of acute bacterial meningitis in children at a rural Kenyan district hospital.

@article{Berkley2004IndicatorsOA,
  title={Indicators of acute bacterial meningitis in children at a rural Kenyan district hospital.},
  author={James Alexander Berkley and Anne C Versteeg and Isaiah Njoroge Mwangi and Brett Lowe and Charles R Newton},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={114 6},
  pages={
          e713-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Acute bacterial meningitis remains an important cause of death and neurologic sequelae in African children. The clinical features of meningitis are often nonspecific and in this setting may overlap with those of malaria. Early diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic treatment are perhaps the most important steps in management, but published data suggest that fewer than half of the cases of childhood meningitis are identified at first assessment in hospitals in this region. The objective… CONTINUE READING

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