Current Management of Bacterial Meningitis

  • George H. McCrackenJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 549)


The implementation of universal Haemophilus conjugate vaccine immunization in infancy has virtually eliminated H. influenzae type b sepsis and meningitis in the developed worlds. As a result, pneumococci and meningococci are the major pathogens of meningitis in infants and children. Management considerations are based on outcome from treatment of these two organisms.


Bacterial Meningitis Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Pneumococcal Meningitis Meningococcal Meningitis Dexamethasone Therapy 
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