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2022 Dec 06




Progress and Challenges in Bacterial Meningitis: A Review.


Hasbun R
JAMA. 2022 Dec 06; 328(21):2147-2154.
PMID: 36472590.


Bacterial meningitis is a worldwide health problem, with incidence rates ranging from approximately 0.9 per 100 000 individuals per year in high-income countries to 80 per 100 000 individuals per year in low-income countries. In low-income countries, bacterial meningitis has a mortality rate of up to 54%. Up to 24% of those who survive develop chronic neurological sequelae, such as hearing loss or focal neurological deficits.