Bacterial Meningitis: Clinical Characteristics, Modes of Transmission and Treatment Options


Diana E. Lang (Editor)

Series: Allergies and Infectious Diseases
BISAC: MED022090

Despite advances in medical care, improvement of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory therapy and worldwide immunization programs, bacterial meningitis is still responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. A worldwide reported mortality rate from bacterial meningitis continue to be high, ranging between 2% to 30%. Twenty percent of survivors develop neurological sequelae.

During the last decades, the disease epidemiology has changed dramatically in the countries that implemented the conjugate vaccines against the most common meningeal pathogens. Also in developing countries, gradual changes have been observed in the epidemiology of bacterial meningitis that are unrelated to the introduction of new vaccines, but are partly due to the improvement of living conditions. This book examines the modes of transmission of bacterial meningitis, as well as the clinical characteristics, and treatment options.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Post-Meningitis Deafness and Cochlear Implantation (pp. 1-18)
Aline Gomes Bittencourt, Rafael Costa Monsanto and Patrick Rademaker Burke (University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2 – Red Flag Sign of Bacterial Meningitis in Children: A Study at a Single Center in Japan of Pre-Vaccine Era (pp. 19-30)
Kazunari Kaneko, Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Tetsuya Kitao, akahisa Kimata, Shoji Tsuji and Minoru Kino (Department of Pediatrics, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan, and others)

Chapter 3 – Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis in Adults: Comprehensive Review and Successful Therapy with Ampicillin and Trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole in a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patient (pp. 31-60)
Wen-Liang Yu (Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, and others)

Chapter 4 – Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Klebsiella pneumoniae Meningitis in Adult Patients (pp. 61-86)
Wen-Liang Yu and Yin-Ching Chuang (Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan City, Taiwan, and others)

Chapter 5 – Complications and Long-Term Prognosis of Bacterial Meningitis (pp. 87-120)
Sadie Avdiu Namani (Infectious Diseases Specialist, PhD, Infectious Diseases Clinic, Prishtinë, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, University of Prishtina)


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