Bacterial meningitis is a devastating disease that is responsible for approximately 300,000 deaths each year. Large-scale paediatric vaccination programmes against the bacteria causing the disease have been implemented by many countries. For his doctoral research, Merijn Bijlsma studied the epidemiology of the disease following the introduction in the Netherlands of a nationwide vaccination programme. In his thesis he also describes the clinical features of adult acquired bacterial meningitis since the nationwide introduction of therapy using adjunctive dexamethasone. And finally, Bijlsma looked for predictors of severe illness.
Mr M.W. Bijlsma: Bacterial Meningitis: Epidemiology, Herd Protection, Clinical Characteristics and Risk Assessment.
Prof. D. van de Beek
Dr A. van der Ende and Dr M.C. Brouwer
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