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 3. Distribution of etiology of acute bacterial meningitis in Turkey detected by using PCR analysis. Of 243 PCR-confirmed cases, 138 (56.5%) were attributable to Neisseria meningitidis, 55 (22.5%) to Streptococcus pneumoniae, and 50 (20.5%) to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
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