Recommended Reading for Meningitis and Ventriculitis in Children

  • Polin RA, Harris MC: Neonatal bacterial meningitis. Seminars in Neonatology 6:157-72, 2001
  • Grandgirard D, Leib SL: Meningitis in neonates: Bench to bedside. Clin Perinatol 37:655-676, 2010
  • deJonge RCJ, van Furth AM, Wassenaar M, et al: Predicting sequelae and death after bacterial meningitis in childhood: A systematic review of prognostic studies. BMC Infect Dis 20:232, 2010
  • Curtis S, Stobart K, Vandermeer B, et al: Clinical features suggestive of meningitis in children: A systematic review of prospective data. Pediatrics 126: 952-960, 2010
  • Brouwer MC, McIntyre P, de Gans J, et al: Corticosteroids for acute bacterial meningitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 9. Art No.:CD004405. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD004405.pub3.
  • Shah SS, Ohlsson A, Shah VS: Intraventricular antibiotics for bacterial meningitis in neonates. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4. Art. No.:CD004496. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004496.pub2.
  • Read SJ, Jeffrey KJM, Bangham CRM: Aseptic meningitis and encephalitis: The role of PCR in the diagnostics laboratory J Clin Microbiol 35: 691-6 , 1997
  • Thomson RB, Bertram H: Laboratory diagnosis of central nervous system infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am 15:1047-71, 2001
  • Fernandez M, Moylett EH, Noyola DE, et al: Candidal meningitis: A 10-year review. Clin Infect Dis 31:458-63, 2000
  • Garg RK: Tuberculous meningitis. Acta Neurol Scand 122:75-90, 2010
  • Marais S, Thwaites G, Schoeman JF, et al: Tuberculous meningitis: a uniform case definition for use in clinical research. Lancet Infect Dis 10:803-12, 2010
  • Prasad K, Singh MB: Corticosteroids for managing tuberculous meningitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art No.:CD002244. DOI:10.1002/14651858.pub3.