Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Meningitis

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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70566 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations

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1. Bacterial Meningitis and Deafness in Sub-Saharan Africa

By George Wireko-Brobby

2190

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2. Emerging Pathogens in Neonatal Bacterial Meningitis

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

2694

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3. Perspectives of Neonatal-Perinatal Bacterial Meningitis

By Kareem Airede

2130

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4. Neurologic Complications of Bacterial Meningitis

By Emad uddin Siddiqui

13732

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

By Adrián Poblano and Carmina Arteaga

1911

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6. Vaccines to Prevent Bacterial Meningitis in Children

By Joseph Domachowske

1686

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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

3671

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8. Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance of Tuberculous Meningitis

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

2752

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9. Aseptic Meningitis Caused by Enteroviruses

By Takeshi Hayashi, Takamasa Shirayoshi and Masahiro Ebitani

2879

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10. An Overview on Cryptococcal Meningitis

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

1357

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11. Cryptococcal Meningitis

By Claudia Fabrizio, Sergio Carbonara and Gioacchino Angarano

1855

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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

2349

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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

2807

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14. Laboratory Diagnosis of Meningitis

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

15094

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15. Role of Dexamethasone in Meningitis

By Emad uddin Siddiqui and Ghazala Irfan Qazi

10743

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16. Treatment of Adult Meningitis and Complications

By Sónia Costa and Ana Valverde

2716

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