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Brain abscess in children, a two-centre audit: outcomes and controversies
  1. Vianney Gilard1,2,
  2. Kévin Beccaria1,
  3. John C Hartley3,
  4. Stéphane Blanot4,
  5. Sophie Marqué4,
  6. Marie Bourgeois1,
  7. Stephanie Puget1,
  8. Dominic Thompson1,
  9. Michel Zerah2,
  10. Martin Tisdall2
  1. 1 Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, APHP, Paris 5 University, Paris, France
  2. 2 Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3 Microbiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  4. 4 Department of Paediatric Neuro-Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, APHP, Paris 5 University, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vianney Gilard, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, APHP, Paris 5 University, Paris 75015, France; vianneygilard{at}hotmail.fr

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  • VG and KB contributed equally.

  • Contributors VG collected the data and wrote the manuscript. KB and MT conceptualised and designed the study, and revised the manuscript. SM collected part of the data and revised the manuscript. JCH, SB, MB, SP, DT and MZ contributed to conceptualisation of the study and critically reviewed the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Great Ormond Street Hospital Ethics Committee (registration number: 2210) approved the current study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • VG and KB contributed equally.

  • Contributors VG collected the data and wrote the manuscript. KB and MT conceptualised and designed the study, and revised the manuscript. SM collected part of the data and revised the manuscript. JCH, SB, MB, SP, DT and MZ contributed to conceptualisation of the study and critically reviewed the manuscript for important intellectual content. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Great Ormond Street Hospital Ethics Committee (registration number: 2210) approved the current study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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