The common agents of bacterial Meningitis in children in Borujen

Borjian, S. (1999) The common agents of bacterial Meningitis in children in Borujen. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 1 (2).

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Abstract

Due to the great importance of bacterial Meningitis and its complications we conducted a laboratory based survey to define the bacterial Meningitis in 262 children admitted to Borujen hospital as having Meningitis. Biochemical, cytological, and microbiological tests on their cerebro-spinal fluid showed that, 19 cases (7.25%) had bacterial Meningitis. Haemophilus Influenza type b (Hi b) with 36.84%, Streptococcus Pneumonia (26.32%), Neisseria Meningitides (10.53%) and Salmonella Paratyphi A (10.53%) and Escherichia Coli (5.26%) had been the common agents that were isolated from the patients. The most positive cases were seen in 7-23 months old children (52.56%) and during autumn (47.36%). This study advocate the necessity of preventive measures for causative bacteria, especially in the concerning season, as well as the needs for diagnosis and treatment of the patients on time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacterial meningitis, Haemophilus influenza
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Microbiology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 09:22
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5545

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