Acute Bacterial Meningitis in Infants and Children

  • E. Prajogo Department of Child Health, Universitas Airlangga Medical School/Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, East Java
  • Harsono Salimo Department of Child Health, Universitas Airlangga Medical School/Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, East Java
  • Netty R.H.T. Department of Child Health, Universitas Airlangga Medical School/Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, East Java
  • S. Untario Department of Child Health, Universitas Airlangga Medical School/Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, East Java
Keywords: acute bacterial meningitis, CSF cultures, Diplococcus pneumoniae

Abstract

A study of acute bacterial meningitis in infants and children had been reported. Of particular interest in this study was the fact that the results of the CSF cultures revealed the most frequent causative agent to be Diplococcus pneumoniae (35%), with Staphylococcus aureus ranking second (25%). Other causative agents were E. coli (10%), Salmonella paratyphi B (10%), Streptococus pyogenes (5%). Hemophilus influenzae was not found in this study. The mortality rate was 40%.

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Published
2021-12-20
How to Cite
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Prajogo E, Salimo H, R.H.T. N, Untario S. Acute Bacterial Meningitis in Infants and Children. PI [Internet]. 20Dec.2021 [cited 1Mar.2024];23(3-4):55-4. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2893
Section
Pediatric Neurology
Received 2021-12-20
Published 2021-12-20