The UK joint specialist societies guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in immunocompetent adults

@article{McGill2016TheUJ,
  title={The UK joint specialist societies guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in immunocompetent adults},
  author={Fiona M. McGill and Robert S Heyderman and Benedict Daniel Michael and Sylviane Defres and Nick J Beeching and Ray Borrow and Linda Glennie and Oliver S Gaillemin and Duncan L A Wyncoll and Ed Kaczmarski and Simon Nadel and Guy E Thwaites and Joshua Cohen and N W S Davies and Andrew S Miller and Amanda M. L. Rhodes and Robert C Read and Tom Solomon},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2016},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          405-38
        }
}
Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal sepsis are rare conditions with high case fatality rates. Early recognition and prompt treatment saves lives. In 1999 the British Infection Society produced a consensus statement for the management of immunocompetent adults with meningitis and meningococcal sepsis. Since 1999 there have been many changes. We therefore set out to produce revised guidelines which provide a standardised evidence-based approach to the management of acute community acquired… CONTINUE READING

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