Factors Contributing to Delay in Diagnosis of Bacterial Meningitis

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Abstract

I reviewed factors contributing to diagnostic delay in 12 children who had symptoms of meningitis for more than three days before diagnosis. Prior antibiotic therapy was more common in children with delayed diagnosis. Parental factors included possible neglect in oiiie child and passivity and failure to recognize the seriousness of the illness in six children. Physicians failed to recognize prodromal symptoms in five cases. A lack of continuity of care was a contributing factor in nine cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1117
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume77
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Bacterial Meningitides
Prodromal Symptoms
Continuity of Patient Care
Delayed Diagnosis
Meningitis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Physicians
Therapeutics

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Factors Contributing to Delay in Diagnosis of Bacterial Meningitis. / Dunn, David.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 77, No. 9, 1984, p. 1115-1117.

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