Summary of Neonatal meningitis
Neonatal meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges that is more common in the neonatal period than any other time in life. Mortality is roughly 50% in developing countries and ranges from 8%-12.5% in developed countries. The most common causes of neonatal meningitis is Group B Streptococci, Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes. symptoms found with neonatal meningitis are fever, poor appetite, anterior fontanelle bulging, seizure, jitteriness, dyspnea, irritability, and anorexia.