Presenting features of bacterial meningitis in young infants.

  title={Presenting features of bacterial meningitis in young infants.},
  author={George O. Akpede and Ph. O. Abiodun and Jose Pwavimbo Ambe and Dietmar Jacob},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={14 3},
More guidance is required in the management of acutely ill, febrile young infants. Of 94 young infants undergoing lumbar puncture (LP) as part of their management, 26 of the 60 (43.3%) presenting with seizures and fever and six of the 34 (17.7%) without seizures had bacterial meningitis (BM) (relative risk (95% confidence interval) = 2.46 (1.12, 5.37), p = 0.012). Except for the presence of a bulging fontanelle and focal seizures, no other presenting signs or symptoms were significantly… CONTINUE READING