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A survey of emergency penicillin treatment for meningitis.
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PMID:  1285107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case fatality rate for meningococcal meningitis has changed little in recent years. A study of persons admitted to hospital in Bristol with suspected meningitis found that only five of the 41 cases admitted in 1991 were given penicillin prior to admission. Possible reasons for this include lack of awareness of the need, reluctance to give injections to children, uncertainty about dosage, failure to carry injectable penicillin and diagnostic uncertainty.
A R Rouse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Communicable disease report. CDR review     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1350-9349     ISO Abbreviation:  Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-20     Completed Date:  1993-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312372     Medline TA:  Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  R64-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health Medicine, Bristol and District Health Authority.
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MeSH Terms
England / epidemiology
Meningitis, Bacterial / drug therapy*,  epidemiology
Meningitis, Haemophilus / drug therapy,  epidemiology
Meningitis, Meningococcal / drug therapy,  epidemiology
Meningitis, Pneumococcal / drug therapy,  epidemiology
Penicillins / therapeutic use*
Wales / epidemiology
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