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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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Figure 5

Etiology of confirmed cases of bacterial meningitis in different geographic regions. W-135 was the most prominent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup in the Southeast Anatolia, Aegean, Eastern Anatolia, and Black Sea regions. The percentages of cases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are also shown.

Figure 5. Etiology of confirmed cases of bacterial meningitis in different geographic regions. W-135 was the most prominent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup in the Southeast Anatolia, Aegean, Eastern Anatolia, and Black Sea regions. The percentages of cases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are also shown.

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