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The Emergency Management of Adult Bacterial Meningitis


Abstract Over the last decade, new protein-conjugate vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C (MenC) have had a dramatic effect on the epidemiology of childhood meningitis in the United Kingdom. Amongst adults, bacterial meningitis remains an important cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Clinicians need…

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