Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

bacterial meningitis

Etiological structure of bacterial meningitis in children

Year: 2010, volume 6 Issue: №4 Pages: 780-782
Heading: Infectious Diseases Article type: Original article
Authors: K.A. Jafarova
Organization: Azerbaijan Medical University
Summary:

The microbiological investigation of 14 year old children with meningeal and infectious syndromes was held. Bacterial meningitis was diagnosed in 90,9% patients. The meningococcal meningitis was diagnosed in 18 (30%) patients, H. influenzae meningitis - in 9 (15%), S. pneumoniae - in 8 (13,3%). Meningitis as a monoinfection was revealed in 85% cases; mixed infection - in 15%. In 28 patients the etiologic agents of disease were gram-negative, in 16 children -gram-positive bacteria. Causative agents of bacterial meningitis were more resistant to penicillin, ampicillin and eritromycin

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