National 14 years survey of 171 cases nosocomial meningitis in children and comparison of two periods 1993-1998 to 1999-2006.

: In 1993-1998 and in 1999-2004 we have performed two surveys of pediatric bacterial meningitis in all 8 neurosurgery/pediatrics and infectious diseases departments in Slovakia. We have detected 101 and another 54 cases with attributable mortality of 15% and sequellae in 18%.