25. Bacterial Meningitis in Children

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch25

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Bacterial Meningitis in Children, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch25

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • infectious disease;
  • bacterial meningitis in children;
  • children suspected of meningitis, a need for lumbar puncture;
  • diagnosis, lumbar puncture and CSF examination;
  • bacterial meningitis ruled out, in a completely normal CSF;
  • BMS for patients with CSF pleocytosis, in bacterial meningitis;
  • the original bacterial meningitis score;
  • BMS and Meningitest, CSF pleocytosis distinction from bacterial meningitis;
  • Meningitest criteria;
  • BMS and Meningitest, in conjunction with clinical assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References