Acute bacterial meningitis is more common during the neonatal period than at any other time of life and is accompanied by a high incidence of mortality and long term significant sequelae.
The incidence of neonatal meningitis is variously calculated at between 0.25 and 0.32 per 1000 live births depending on the inclusion criteria.
There is no evidence that the incidence has changed during the last 25 years although during this time there have been dramatic changes in the neonatal population.
The pathogenesis of neonatal meningitis is complex and not fully understood.
The range of bacteria involved is wider than in paediatric meningitis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Antibiotique, Antibactérien, Aigu, Méningite, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Nouveau né, Homme, Article synthèse, Mortalité, Chimiothérapie, Pathogénie, Traitement, Physiopathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Bactériose, Infection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antibiotic, Antibacterial agent, Acute, Meningitis, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Newborn, Human, Review, Mortality, Chemotherapy, Pathogenesis, Treatment, Pathophysiology, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Bacteriosis, Infection
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0683699
Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 09/06/1995.