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The Menace of Meningitis!

Keywords : Bacterial meningitis neurosurgical cerebrospinal fluid lactate, Meningitis after craniotomy, Neurocritical care, Postoperative critically Ill

Citation Information : The Menace of Meningitis!. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (12):1231-1232.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24368

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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