Neonatal bacterial meningitis and dexamethasone adjunctive usage in Nigeria.

@article{Airede2008NeonatalBM,
  title={Neonatal bacterial meningitis and dexamethasone adjunctive usage in Nigeria.},
  author={Kareem Airede and Olusegun A. Adeyemi and Toma Ibrahim},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={235-45}
}
OBJECTIVE Neonatal bacterial meningitis is devastating, with attendant high mortality and neurological sequelae. We, therefore, aimed to delineate its current incidence, etiologic, clinical, laboratory spectra, and the effect of steroid therapy on the outcome. METHODOLOGY Babies admitted from 1992 to 1995 in the Special Care Baby Unit of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maduguri, Nigeria, with bacterial meningitis were studied prospectively. Neonatal bacterial meningitis was… CONTINUE READING