Neonatal meningitis: can we do better?

  title={Neonatal meningitis: can we do better?},
  author={Paul Trafford Heath and Ifeanyichukwu O Okike and Clarissa Oeser},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
There are few data available from large, prospective, population-based neonatal surveillance studies. One of the earliest regional studies in the UK showed an incidence of neonatal bacterial meningitis of 0.5/1,000 live births over the years 1947–1960. Nearly 10 years later (1969–1973), a retrospective study of acute bacterial meningitis in the North West Metropolitan region reported a lower incidence of meningitis in neonates of 0.26/1,000 live births [ 1 ] . The first prospective, national… CONTINUE READING

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