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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.

REFERENCES:

Muller, Martha L. "Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis." Medscape.com. June 15, 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/961497-overview>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Meningitis." May 12, 2010. <http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/index.html>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Meningococcal Disease: Help Prevent It." May 18, 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Meningococcal/>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "2012 Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedules." Feb. 6, 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm>.


Last Editorial Review: 2/7/2012

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