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Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Jun;79(6):393-400. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.79gr.12003.

Acute community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults: an evidence-based review.

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Section of Neurologic Infectious Diseases, Department of Infectious Disease, G21, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. bhimraa@ccf.org

Abstract

Community-acquired bacterial meningitis is still a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Clinicians should know how to quickly diagnose it, perform a lumbar puncture, order the necessary tests, and start appropriate empiric therapy promptly.

PMID:
22660870
DOI:
10.3949/ccjm.79gr.12003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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