Acta Medica Iranica 1980. 22(1):23-37.

A Bacteriological Study of Meningitis in Pediatric Patients in Ahwaz,lran
C. Kimberlin, A.Hariri, L.Hakkak, A

Abstract


Of 164 cerebral spinal fl uid s amples received, 100 or 60 .9% were f rom pati ent s wi t h s uspected bacteria l meningi t is . The positive cul t ure r ate f or a l 1 the samples was 24' or 40% if on l y t he CSF sample s from menigi t is patients are included. The most common caus e of menigitis in the newborn wa s the gram negative b a c i l l i . Etiological agents i n i nfants from two month s t o three yea r s i ncluded Hemophilus.


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