1. The fear of meningitis.
is an uncommon but serious illness at any age and during the first few
weeks of life, it poses a particular hazard with high mortality and a
considerable risk to survivors of permanent damage to the developing
brain. This book comprehensively reviews bacterial, fungal and viral forms
of the illness. including prospects for the future in terms of early
diagnosis, management and prevention. In its collation of material from a
wide range of literature sources, this is a vital reference for all
clinicians with an interest in the problems of early life.