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Dilemmas in the Diagnosis of Acute Community-Acquired Bacterial Meningitis
Lancet 380:1684-1692,1623, Brouwer, M.,et al, 2012
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Article Abstract
Rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute community-acquired bacterial meningitis reduces mortality and neurological sequelae, but can be delayed by atypical presentation, assessment of lumbar puncture safety, and poor sensitivity of standard diagnostic microbiology. We review the dilemmas in the diagnosis of acute community-acquired bacterial meningitis, and focus on the roles of clinical assessment and CSF examination.
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