Diagnostic and prognostic research in paediatrics: Children with meningeal signs
Meningeal signs are indicative of bacterial meningitis and therefore necessitate a full diagnostic work-up, although these signs are not pathognomonic. Meningeal signs are present in 50 - 70% of children older than one with bacterial meningitis, as well as in 25 % of the children without meningitis in whom a lumbar puncture is performed. In about 60% of children who have meningeal signs, another diagnosis may be assessed.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Grobbee, D.E. (Diederick) , Büller, H.A. (Hans)|
|Sponsor||Health Care Insurance Council of the Netherlands|
|Keywords||children, infectious diseases, meningitis|
Oostenbrink, R.. (2001, June 13). Diagnostic and prognostic research in paediatrics: Children with meningeal signs. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23408