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Philippine Clinical Practice Guidelines on The Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Meningitis

Journal 2015 Vol.16 No.2
PIDSP and CNSP Bacterial Meningitis Technical Working Group
Acute bacterial meningitis is defined as the inflammation of the meninges which is caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenza and Neisseria meningitides . In developed countries, the advent of vaccines for these organisms has significantly decreased the prevalence of bacterial meningitis. For developing countries like the Philippines however, uptake of the vaccines on a nationwide scale has yet to occur, thus a change in the epidemiology has been seen. From 2001 till 2010, meningitis has always been in the top 10 leading causes of mortality in children. Based on the Philippine Pediatric Society disease registry, out of the 934,633 cases reported from January 1, 2006 to August 31, 2010, there were 5,611 cases of unspecified meningitis.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Cecilia Maramba-Lazarte, MD, MScID

ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Nancy Bermal, MD
Arlene Dy-Co, MD

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Gyneth Bibera, MD
Mary Anne Bunyi, MD
Elizabeth Gallardo, MD
Jonathan Lim, MD
Xenia Cathrine Fabay , MD
Fatima Jimenez , MD
Nanette Cuady-Madrid, MD
Carmina Arriola, MD
Arlene S. Dy-Co, MD
Maria Estrella Balao-Litam, MD, MBA-H
Belle Ranile, MD
Xenia Catherine J. Fabay, MD

JOURNAL MANAGER:
Rea Uy-Epistola