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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004


Haemophilus influenzae Type b Meningitis in Children, Eritrea

Durgadas G. Naik*Comments to Author  and Melles Seyoum*
Author affiliations: *Central Health Laboratory, Asmara, Eritrea

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Results of microbiologic tests of five cases of Haemophilus influenzae type ba

Age/sex Latex agglutination test Antimicrobial susceptibility β-lactamase
Pen Amp Cefot Chl Genta
3 months/female Positive R R S S S Positive
5 months/male Positive R R S R R Positive
6 months/male Positive R R S S S Positive
1 year/male Positive R R S S S Positive
3 years/male Positive R S S S S Positive

aPen, penicillin; Amp, ampicillin; Cefot, cefotaxime; Chl, chloramphenicol; Genta, gentamicin; S, sensitive; R, resistant.

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