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Bacterial Meningitis Risk Score of Oostenbrink et al for Children with Meningeal Signs

Purpose:

To determine the risk of bacterial meningitis in a child with meningeal symptoms using the risk score of Oostenbrink et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

G00

Description:

Oostenbrink et al developed risk score based on clinical and laboratory findings to evaluate children with meningeal signs. This can help determine which children need a lumbar puncture and which can be spared the procedure. The authors are from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.

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