Pneumococcal meningitis in adults.

@article{Kragsbjerg1994PneumococcalMI,
  title={Pneumococcal meningitis in adults.},
  author={Peter Kragsbjerg and Jan K{\"a}llman and Per Olc{\'e}n},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1994},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={
          659-66
        }
}
A retrospective study was conducted to examine the clinical features and outcome of 31 adult pneumococcal meningitis patients during the years 1981-92. The incidence was 1.0/100,000 adults/year. The case fatality rate was 16% (5/31), and in patients older than 70 years, 33% (3/9). Sequelae were seen in 29% (7/24), mostly otoneurologic symptoms. In 27/28 bacterial isolates the serotypes found were included in the 23-valent unconjugated polysaccharide vaccine in current use. All 28 isolates were… CONTINUE READING
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