Table 2

Information available on those children with possible occult bacterial meningitis

AuthorsNo. with possible occult meningitisSigns of meningitis documented?Initial lumbar puncture positiveChildren older than 1 year
McIntyre et al2No1 out of 21
Lee and Verrier Jones1No1Age not recorded
Joffe et al1Yes1Age not recorded
Rutter and Smales3Yes1 out of 33