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Global and Regional Risk of Disabling Sequelae From Bacterial Meningitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides an overview of a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers from 1998 to 2008 to estimate the risks of major and minor sequelae caused by bacterial meningitis,  estimate the distribution of the different types of sequelae, and compare risk by region and income. The authors concluded that low-income countries where the burden of bacterial meningitis is greatest had the highest risk of long-term disabling sequelae. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Edmond K, Clark A, Korczak VS, et al.

Published: 2010

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Citation: Edmond K, Clark A, Korczak VS, et al. Global and Regional Risk of Disabling Sequelae From Bacterial Meningitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2010;10(5):317-328.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global