Signs, symptoms and management of bacterial meningitis
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Signs, symptoms and management of bacterial meningitis

Claire Donovan Community services manager, Meningitis Trust, Gloucestershire
Jane Blewitt Education and training manager, Meningitis Trust, Gloucestershire

This article describes the common causes of bacterial meningitis, signs and symptoms, and management. It summarises the 2010 guideline on bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Nursing Children and Young People. 22, 9,30-35. doi: 10.7748/paed2010.11.22.9.30.c8066