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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008

Research

A Prospective Study of Etiology of Childhood Acute Bacterial Meningitis, Turkey

Mehmet Ceyhan*Comments to Author , Inci Yildirim*, Paul Balmer†, Ray Borrow†, Bunyamin Dikici‡, Mehmet Turgut§, Nese Kurt§, Aysel Aydogan¶, Cigdem Ecevit¶, Yasar Anlar#, Ozlem Gulumser#, Gonul Tanir, Nuran Salman††, Nezahat Gurler††, Nevin Hatipoglu††, Mustafa Hacimustafaoglu‡‡, Solmaz Celebi‡‡, Yavuz Coskun§§, Emre Alhan¶¶, Umit Celik¶¶, Yildiz Camcioglu††, Gulten Secmeer*, Deniz Gur##, and Steve Gray†
Author affiliations: *Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; †Health Protection Agency North West, Manchester, United Kingdom; ‡Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey; §Firat University, Elazig, Turkey; ¶Dr. Behcet Uz Children’s Hospital, Izmir, Turkey; #Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey; **Sami Ulus Children’s Hospital, Ankara; ††Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey; ‡‡Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey; §§Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey; ¶¶Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey; ##Pediatric Microbiology Laboratory, Ankara;

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Meningitis cases by geographic region of Turkey. The number of suspected meningitis cases included in the study per region is shown in boldface, with the region-specific estimated incidence rate of laboratory-confirmed meningitis (per 100,000 population) shown in parentheses. In total, 408 children were diagnosed with suspected acute bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis was confirmed by PCR, culture, or latex agglutination test in 243 cases. Region-specific incidence rates ranged from 1.0 to 10.9/100,000 population.

Figure 1. Meningitis cases by geographic region of Turkey. The number of suspected meningitis cases included in the study per region is shown in boldface, with the region-specific estimated incidence rate of laboratory-confirmed meningitis (per 100,000 population) shown in parentheses. In total, 408 children were diagnosed with suspected acute bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis was confirmed by PCR, culture, or latex agglutination test in 243 cases. Region-specific incidence rates ranged from 1.0 to 10.9/100,000 population.

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