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    Routine Repeat LP may not be necessary in all cases of meningitis

    Dear Editor

    We read the review article on neonatal meningitis by Heath and colleagues with great interest.[1]

    We would like to bring to notice couple of issues that are of importance especially to the situation in developing countries.

    1.Firstly, cultures are positive only in a small proportion of cases of meningitis in developing countries. This may be related to prior antibiotic exposure that...

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    Repeat Lumbar Puncture in Group B sreptococcal meningitis?

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the review of Neonatal meningitis by PT Heath et al.[1] Neonatal meningitis remains a very important cause of morbidity and mortality. Group B streptococcus (GBS) remains the leading pathogen.[2]

    We report a case of GBS meningitis that was a challenge for management. A term baby born by normal vaginal delivery with birth weight of 3.26 kg, presented at 5 days of age w...

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