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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-133

Pattern and antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria isolated in clinically suspected cases of meningitis in children

Department of Microbiology, L.T.M.M.C and L.T.M.G.H, Sion, Mumbai-400 022, Maharashtra, India

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Alka E Sonavane
Department of Microbiology, L.T.M.M.C and L.T.M.G.H, Sion, Mumbai-400 022, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.43639

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Out of 2000 clinically suspected cases of bacterial meningitis in children admitted between February 2005 and February 2008, bacteria were isolated in 34 (1.7%) cases. Streptococcus pneumoniae was the commonest isolate (12 cases) followed by Acinetobacter sp. (four cases), Escherichia coli, Enterobacter sp., and Enterococcus sp. (three each). Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Group B Salmonella and Hemophilus influenzae were isolated from one case each. Sphingomonas sp. has emerged as newer pathogen. Multidrug resistance was observed in Acinetobacter sp., E. coli, Enterobacter sp., and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aerues. Five deaths occurred due to multidrug resistant strains.


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