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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 254-255

Patterns and outcome of acute bacterial meningitis in a South Indian tertiary level hospital

1 Department of Paediatrics, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

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Department of Paediatrics, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore
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A retrospective analysis of childhood Acute Bacterial Meningitis from a tertiary care hospital in Bangalore revealed a winter clustering of cases and an absence of typical signs and symptoms in 40% of patients, with Staphylococcus aureus (10%) and coagulase negative Staphylococcus (9%) being the most common etiological agents. Mortality rate was 8.5%. High priority for the prevention of disease by these pathogens, especially in rural population and during winter, and a high degree of alertness for the detection of atypical disease is warranted.

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