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Community-acquired bacterial meningitis

Community-acquired bacterial meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges and a medical emergency. This PrimeView focuses on its mechanisms, following the bacteria as they infect the host, migrate to the bloodstream and infiltrate the cerebrospinal fluid.

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Community-acquired bacterial meningitis. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16075 (2016).

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