Hyperglycemia is not associated with mortality in bacterial meningitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An association between hyperglycemia and mortality from cerebral ischemia has been reported in both animals and man. Recently, a similar observation has been made in animals with bacterial meningitis. The present study of 83 patients with bacterial meningitis showed no association between initial serum glucose concentration and subsequent mortality. Therefore, no therapeutic recommendations regarding optimal blood glucose levels in patients with meningitis can be made at this time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Powers, WJ

Published Date

  • July 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 83

PubMed ID

  • 6614875

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-5134

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ana.410140114


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States