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Distinguishing between bacterial and aseptic meningitis in children: European comparison of two clinical decision rules.

Authors
  • Dubos, François
  • Korczowski, Bartosz
  • Aygun, Denizmen A
  • Martinot, Alain
  • Prat, Cristina
  • Galetto-Lacour, Annick
  • Casado-Flores, Juan
  • Taskin, Erdal
  • Leclerc, Francis
  • Rodrigo, Carlos
  • Gervaix, Alain
  • Gendrel, Dominique
  • Bréart, Gérard
  • Chalumeau, Martin
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2010
Volume
95
Issue
12
Pages
963–967
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/adc.2010.186056
PMID: 20660523
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Meningitest and the BMS were both 100% sensitive. This result provides level II evidence for the sensitivity of both rules, which can be used cautiously. However, use of the BMS could safely avoid significantly more unnecessary antibiotic treatments for children with AM than can the Meningitest in this population.

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