Guidelines for the early clinical and public health management of bacterial meningitis (including meningococcal disease)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303389
Title:
Guidelines for the early clinical and public health management of bacterial meningitis (including meningococcal disease)
Authors:
Bacterial Meningitis Sub-Committee of the Scientific Advisory Committee, HPSC
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Issue Date:
Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303389
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Bacterial meningitis or septicaemia is a serious condition with high morbidity and significant mortality. Individuals with this disease can present in the community and deteriorate rapidly prior to admission to hospital. Early recognition, treatment and referral to hospital improves patient outcome. Despite the introduction of routine immunisation to prevent meningococcal C disease and the subsequent decline in disease incidence, there continues to be an important role for rapid and targeted public health control measures to prevent the spread of disease. These guidelines update previous guidance issued by the Department of Health and Children (DoH) in 1999 (Guidance on the Management of Meningococcal disease - Working Group Report on Bacterial Meningitis and Related Conditions 1999)
Keywords:
MENINGITIS; PUBLIC HEALTH
Local subject classification:
BACTERIAL MENINGITIS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBacterial Meningitis Sub-Committee of the Scientific Advisory Committee, HPSCen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-14T10:38:30Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-14T10:38:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303389-
dc.descriptionBacterial meningitis or septicaemia is a serious condition with high morbidity and significant mortality. Individuals with this disease can present in the community and deteriorate rapidly prior to admission to hospital. Early recognition, treatment and referral to hospital improves patient outcome. Despite the introduction of routine immunisation to prevent meningococcal C disease and the subsequent decline in disease incidence, there continues to be an important role for rapid and targeted public health control measures to prevent the spread of disease. These guidelines update previous guidance issued by the Department of Health and Children (DoH) in 1999 (Guidance on the Management of Meningococcal disease - Working Group Report on Bacterial Meningitis and Related Conditions 1999)en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en_GB
dc.subjectMENINGITISen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.otherBACTERIAL MENINGITISen_GB
dc.titleGuidelines for the early clinical and public health management of bacterial meningitis (including meningococcal disease)en_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
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