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Adult meningitis in a setting of high HIV and TB prevalence: findings from 4961 suspected cases

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2010
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Title
Adult meningitis in a setting of high HIV and TB prevalence: findings from 4961 suspected cases
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-10-67
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Authors

Joseph N Jarvis, Graeme Meintjes, Anthony Williams, Yolande Brown, Tom Crede, Thomas S Harrison

Abstract

The presentation and causes of adult meningitis in South Africa have changed substantially as a result of HIV. Knowledge of aetiology and laboratory findings in patients presenting with meningitis are important in guiding management. We performed a retrospective study to determine these findings in a setting of high HIV and TB prevalence in Cape Town.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 3 2%
United States 2 1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 140 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 17%
Researcher 24 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 14%
Student > Postgraduate 16 11%
Student > Bachelor 13 9%
Other 37 25%
Unknown 11 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 86 59%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 19 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 April 2010.
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#2,185,977
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#1,235
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#101,187
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#36
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