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Bacterial Meningitis
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    • Bacterial meningitis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and throughout the world. The diagnosis of bacterial meningitis is often delayed in patients as a result of numerous factors such as length of illness, use of radiologic imaging studies, and/or prior use of antimicrobial agents. Many textbooks emphasize the need for prompt initiation of antimicrobial therapy in a patient with suspected acute bacterial meningitis to prevent many of the long-term sequelae associated with this disorder...

    William R. Shortet al. Timing of administration of antimicrobial therapy in bacterial meningi...

    • Bacterial meningitis is a complex disorder in which neurologic injury is caused, in part, by the causative organism and, in part, by the host’s own inflammatory response. In studies of experimental bacterial meningitis, adjuvant treatment with corticosteroids, specifically dexamethasone, has beneficial effects. On the basis of these experimental studies, several clinical trials were undertaken to determine the effects of adjunctive corticosteroids in patients with bacterial meningitis...

    Diederik van de Beeket al. Adjunctive corticosteroids in adults with bacterial meningitis

    • Bacterial meningitis is an infectious diseases’ emergency of major importance. Decisions on diagnostic approach and treatment must be made rapidly in order to prevent harmful delays in the initiation of treatment. Standard textbooks recommend that the first dose of antibiotic should be given within 30 min of the first encounter of the patient with a physician...

    C. Ruef. Bacterial Meningitis – Problems on Many Fronts

    • Bacterial meningitis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and throughout the world. Over the past 20 years, there have been significant changes in the epidemiology of bacterial meningitis. The most important change is the decrease in the frequency of Haemophilus influenzae type b as the most common etiologic agent of bacterial meningitis, since the H. influenzae type b conjugate vaccine was introduced...

    William R. Shortet al. Changing epidemiology of bacterial meningitis in the United States

    • Bacterial meningitis is an acute inflammatory disease of the central nervous system with a mortality rate of up to 30%. Excessive stimulation of the host immune system by bacterial surface components contributes to this devastating outcome...

    Klemens Angstwurmet al. Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition Reduces Inflammation in the Acute Stage of ...

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