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Vol 54, No 1 (2020)
Invited editorial
Submitted: 2020-03-02
Accepted: 2020-03-02
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Cerebrospinal meningitis: a global disease with regional variability?

Jason L. Siegel
DOI: 10.5603/PJNNS.a2020.0014
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Pubmed: 32115677
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2020;54(1):6-7.

open access

Vol 54, No 1 (2020)
Invited editorial
Submitted: 2020-03-02
Accepted: 2020-03-02

Abstract

Introduction. In this edition, Szymanski et al. present the results of their retrospective study of the clinical differences between patients with meningococcal meningitis and pneumococcal cerebrospinal meningitis at the Regional Specialistic Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. Clinical reflections. The authors found that compared to patients with N. meningitidis, patients with S. pneumoniae were older, more frequently had chronic comorbidities, and had higher rates of pneumonia, longer hospitalisations, and higher mortality. Patients with N. meningitidis had higher rates of haemorrhagic rash and DIC. Clinical implications. These characteristics and outcomes reflect previous reports from Western Europe and the United States.

Abstract

Introduction. In this edition, Szymanski et al. present the results of their retrospective study of the clinical differences between patients with meningococcal meningitis and pneumococcal cerebrospinal meningitis at the Regional Specialistic Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. Clinical reflections. The authors found that compared to patients with N. meningitidis, patients with S. pneumoniae were older, more frequently had chronic comorbidities, and had higher rates of pneumonia, longer hospitalisations, and higher mortality. Patients with N. meningitidis had higher rates of haemorrhagic rash and DIC. Clinical implications. These characteristics and outcomes reflect previous reports from Western Europe and the United States.

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Keywords

Meningitis, health care outcomes, sepsis, risk factors

About this article
Title

Cerebrospinal meningitis: a global disease with regional variability?

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 54, No 1 (2020)

Pages

6-7

DOI

10.5603/PJNNS.a2020.0014

Pubmed

32115677

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2020;54(1):6-7.

Keywords

Meningitis
health care outcomes
sepsis
risk factors

Authors

Jason L. Siegel

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