Global, regional, and national burden of meningitis, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

The Lancet Neurology

Fecha de publicación: 01 december 2018


Autores: Joseph Raymond Zunt, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Natacha Blake, Linda Glennie, Claire Wright, Emma Nichols, Foad Abd-Allah, Jemal Abdela, Ahmed Abdelalim

Background: Acute meningitis has a high case-fatality rate and survivors can have severe lifelong disability. We aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the levels and trends of global meningitis burden that could help to guide introduction, continuation, and ongoing development of vaccines and treatment programmes.

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