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Bacterial infections 

Bacterial infections

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Bacterial infections
Author(s):

Diederik van de Beek

, Jeremy Farrar

, and Guy Thwaites

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0241101
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date: 19 August 2017

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....

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