Infect Chemother.  2012 Jun;44(3):140-163. 10.3947/ic.2012.44.3.140.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Bacterial Meningitis in Adults in Korea

Abstract

Successful treatment of bacterial meningitis in adults requires a rapid and accurate etiologic diagnosis, appropriate empirical therapy, and adjunctive treatment. Etiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of major pathogens of meningitis can differ by country. Ideal clinical practice guidelines for the management of bacterial meningitis in Korea should be based on studies conducted in Korea. We developed clinical practice guidelines for the management of bacterial meningitis in adults in Korea by adaptation of existing foreign guidelines. These guidelines were developed by the joint committee of the Korean Society for Chemotherapy, the Korean Society of Infectious Diseases, the Korean Neurological Association, the Korean Neurosurgical Society, and the Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology.

Keyword

Practice guideline; Meningitis; Adult

MeSH Terms

Adult
Communicable Diseases
Humans
Joints
Korea
Meningitis
Meningitis, Bacterial
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