A Prospective Study of Etiology of Childhood Acute Bacterial Meningitis, Turkey
Mehmet Ceyhan* , 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†
Figure 2. Distribution of bacteria causing childhood acute bacterial meningitis in different age groups. Neisseria meningitidis was the most common cause of meningitis, and the highest estimated incidence was in children <1 year of age for all 3 bacteria. The number of cases is indicated above each bar. S. pneumoniae, Streptococcus pneumoniae; Hib, Haemophilus influenzae type b.
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