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Early Management of Suspected Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Adults

Author(s)The British Infection Society (BIS) and the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)
AbstractThis guidance in the form of an algorithm outlines the early management of suspected bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in immunocompetent adults.
It includes early recognition, severity and immediate intervention, differences between meningococcal septicaemia and meningitis, priorities, lumbar puncture and careful monitoring
The full text can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/misc/jinfmen-ppr.pdf
Date of publishing05/01/2003
Date of last review by us01/05/2011
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