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 4. Distribution of predominant Neisseria meningitidis serogroups in different age groups. Serogroups W-135 and B caused 42.7% and 31.1% of all meningococcal infections, respectively. W-135 was the most common cause of meningococcal infection in all but 2 age groups analyzed.
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