Bacterial infections

Diederik van de Beek, Jeremy Farrar and Guy Thwaites

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Bacterial infections

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Bacterial meningitis occurs in a number of clinical situations, including spontaneous (the most important category), post-traumatic, and device-associated (relating to cerebrospinal fluid shunts and drains). Each of these is associated with a particular pattern of infecting organisms, clinical presentation and outcome, but overall there is high morbidity and mortality....

Chapter.  17312 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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