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Meningitis in Children (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Samuel M Keim, MD, Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Coauthor(s): Brian D Miller, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Center.

Editors: Patrick Taylor, MD, FAAEM, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Richard Harrigan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine.


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United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Meningitis." May 12, 2010. <>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Meningococcal Disease: Help Prevent It." May 18, 2011. <>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "2012 Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedules." Feb. 6, 2012. <>.

Last Editorial Review: 2/7/2012

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