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Neonatal meningitis in England and Wales: 10 years on
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    A closer look at neonatal bacterial meningitis


    Bacterial meningitis has its peak incidence in the neonatal period, but there are few data regarding factors affecting outcome. Like Holt and colleagues [1], we studied infants with meningitis, but focused on bacterial culture-proven cases [2]. Prognostic factors were identified by multivariate analysis in 101 infants with bacterial meningitis admitted between 1979 and 1998 to the Hospital for Sick Chi...

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    Neonatal meningitis
    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the study by Holt et al,[1] which provides very useful data regarding the current status of neonatal meningitis in England and Wales, where it appears that the incidence of the disease has remained practically unchanged. In a retrospective study of 72 cases of Gram negative bacterial meninitis (GNBM) in term neonates from a single centre in Greece, covering a 15-year period,[2] we too did no...

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