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  1. Management of bacterial meningitis.

    Article - En anglais

    In developed countries the mortality from bacterial meningitis acquired outside the neonatal period is relatively low.

    In contrast, in developing countries it is often higher (20%-40%). In developed countries despite (and perhaps because of) the introduction of increasingly potent antimicrobials, the morbidity of bacterial meningitis has remained high.

    For example, up to 25% of patients with Haemophilus influenzae meningitis have some form of neurological deficit.

    Neisseria meningitidis is the major cause of bacterial meningitis in many areas of the world.

    A clone of Group A meningococcus has spread from China to cause the most recent major epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Antibactérien, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Prévention, Bactériose, Infection, Méningite, Homme, Epidémiologie, Pays industrialisé, Pays en développement, Article synthèse, Monde, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antibacterial agent, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Prevention, Bacteriosis, Infection, Meningitis, Human, Epidemiology, Industrialized country, Developing countries, Review, World, Nervous system diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0577315

    Code Inist : 002B17I. Création : 199406.