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Meningitis is a medical emergency requiring a rapid diagnosis and an immediate transfer to an institution supplied with appropriate antibiotic and supportive measures. This book aims to provide general practitioners, paediatricians, and specialist physicians with an essential text written in an accessible language, and also to highlight the differences in pathogenesis and causative agents of meningitis in the developed and the developing world.

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MeningitisEdited by George Wireko-Brobby

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1479

ISBN: 978-953-51-0383-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6926-0

Copyright year: 2012

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73433 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bacterial Meningitis and Deafness in Sub-Saharan Africa

By George Wireko-Brobby


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2. Emerging Pathogens in Neonatal Bacterial Meningitis

By Marisa Rosso, Pilar Rojas, Gemma Calderón and Antonio Pavón


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3. Perspectives of Neonatal-Perinatal Bacterial Meningitis

By Kareem Airede


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4. Neurologic Complications of Bacterial Meningitis

By Emad uddin Siddiqui


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5. Early Neurologic Outcome and EEG of Infants with Bacterial Meningitis

By Adrián Poblano and Carmina Arteaga


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6. Vaccines to Prevent Bacterial Meningitis in Children

By Joseph Domachowske


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7. Tuberculous Meningitis

By Maria Kechagia, Stavroula Mamoucha, Dimitra Adamou, George Kanterakis, Aikaterini Velentza, Nicoletta Skarmoutsou, Konstantinos Stamoulos and Eleni-Maria Fakiri


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8. Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance of Tuberculous Meningitis

By Kiatichai Faksri, Therdsak Prammananan, Manoon Leechawengwongs and Angkana Chaiprasert


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9. Aseptic Meningitis Caused by Enteroviruses

By Takeshi Hayashi, Takamasa Shirayoshi and Masahiro Ebitani


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10. An Overview on Cryptococcal Meningitis

By Marcia S. C. Melhem and Mara Cristina S. M. Pappalardo


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11. Cryptococcal Meningitis

By Claudia Fabrizio, Sergio Carbonara and Gioacchino Angarano


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12. Human Parechoviruses, New Players in the Pathogenesis of Viral Meningitis

By Kimberley Benschop, Joanne Wildenbeest, Dasja Pajkrt and Katja Wolthers


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13. Strategies for the Prevention of Meningitis

By J.J. Stoddard, L.M. DeTora, M.M. Yeh, M. Bröker and E.D.G. McIntosh


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14. Laboratory Diagnosis of Meningitis

By S. Nagarathna, H. B. Veenakumari and A. Chandramuki


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15. Role of Dexamethasone in Meningitis

By Emad uddin Siddiqui and Ghazala Irfan Qazi


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16. Treatment of Adult Meningitis and Complications

By Sónia Costa and Ana Valverde


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