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dc.contributorKao, Bandane N.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:53:52Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:53:52Z
dc.date.issued1998EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0401/emhj_1998_4_1_50_57.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117750
dc.description50-57EN
dc.description.abstractOver a 14-month period, 77 children with a presumptive diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis were investigated. The incidence of acute bacterial meningitis was 0.8%, with a case fatality rate of 13.0%. Children pound 1 year of age were more affected [‎64.9%]‎. The total male to female ratio was 1.2:1. Gram stain detected more cases [‎85.7%]‎ than culture [‎66.2%]‎. A total of 48 isolates were identified by culture and their antibiotic sensitivity was determined. Haemophilus influenzae [‎33.8%]‎ was the predominant organism identified, followed by Streptococcus pneumoniae [‎26.0%]‎, Klebsiella spp. [‎6.5%]‎ and Neisseria meningitidis [‎2.6%]‎. Many of the bacterial isolates were sensitive to gentamicin, cefotaxime and ceftriaxone and least sensitive to tetracycline and ampicillinEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 4 (‎1)‎, 50-57, 1998EN
dc.subjectMeningitis, BacterialEN
dc.subjectBacteriaEN
dc.subjectMeningitis, BacterialEN
dc.subjectMicrobial Sensitivity TestsEN
dc.subjectCulture MediaEN
dc.subjectAcute DiseaseEN
dc.subjectChildEN
dc.subject.meshMeningitis, BacterialEN
dc.titleEtiology and occurrence of acute bacterial meningitis in children in Benghazi Libyan Arab JamahiriyaEN


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