The authors reviewed data of 137 patients with purulent meningitis treated in the period of 10 years. Attention was paid to the frequency of predisposing and associated diseases, to the factors helping and delaying the diagnosis and to those altering the prognosis. The importance of effective supportive care, particulary covering pressure of the CNS as well as specific therapy was stressed. The circumstances and the conditions of management depending on the condition of the patient was emphasized. Thirty eight of patients (27%) has died.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 9 1990|
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