From a large national database, researchers determined the incidence of bacterial meningitis significantly decreased from 1998 to 2007 by 31%, but the case fatality rate remained essential unchanged (at around 15%). Continued efforts for early and appropriate antibiotics should continue (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.