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Bacterial Meningitis

Bacteriology

Organ and System Infections

  1. Keith A.V. Cartwright MA, BM, FRCPath, FFPH

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0020

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Cartwright, K. A. 2010. Bacterial Meningitis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Head of Intervention Policy and, Research and Development, Local and Regional Services, Health Protection Agency South West, Stonehouse, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Pathophysiology
  • 3
    Clinical Features
  • 4
    Diagnosis of Meningitis
  • 5
    Meningococcal Disease
  • 6
    Pneumococcal Meningitis
  • 7
    Neonatal Meningitis
  • 8
    Tuberculous Meningitis
  • 9
    Other Types of Bacterial Meningitis

Keywords:

  • bacterial meningitis-membranes surrounding brain and spinal cord, being inflamed;
  • bacterial meningitis-worldwide cause, Neisseria meningitidis, meningococcus;
  • meningeal invasion;
  • meningococcal disease;
  • ‘Penicillin-resistant’ meningococci;
  • serogroup A and C vaccines;
  • pneumococcal meningitis and pneumococcal vaccines;
  • tuberculous meningitis