Application of the Bacterial Meningitis Score for Infants Aged 0 to 60 Days

HSV Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee

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Abstract

In 4292 infants aged ≤60 days with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis, the bacterial meningitis score had excellent sensitivity (121 of 121 [100.0%] [95% confidence interval, 96.5%-100.0%]) but low specificity (66 of 4171 [1.6%] [95% confidence interval, 1.3%-2.0%]) and therefore should not be applied clinically to infants in this age group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 2019

Keywords

  • bacterial meningitis score
  • infants
  • sensitivity
  • specificity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    HSV Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee (2019). Application of the Bacterial Meningitis Score for Infants Aged 0 to 60 Days. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 8(6), 559-562. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piy126