March 1979

Raised Intracranial PressureIts Management in Neisseria meningitidis Meningoencephalitis

Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics (Drs Nugent, Rogers, and Bausher), and the Eudowood Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics (Dr Moxon), The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(3):260-262. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130030036004

• Further reduction in morbidity and mortality from bacterial meningitis is unlikely to stem from innovations in antibiotic management. Emphasis must therefore be directed toward prevention, more rapid diagnosis, and improved therapy for maintaining the integrity of the CNS. Raised intracranial pressure is frequently associated with bacterial meningitis. In selected patients with bacterial meningitis and clinical evidence of elevated intracranial pressure, monitoring and aggressive treatment of this pressure could be crucial to survival.

(Am J Dis Child 133:260-262, 1979)