, Jackie Kleynhans, Linda de Gouveia, Susan Meiring, Cheryl Cohen, Lucy Jane Hathaway1
, Anne von Gottberg1
, and for GERMS-SA
Figure 5. In-hospital outcome per serotype of meningitis patients <15 years of age, South Africa, 2012–2018. A case was defined as a meningitis case if the attending doctor diagnosed it as meningitis, regardless of the specimen type (cerebrospinal fluid, blood, or other) that was taken. Numbers above bars indicate number of cases per serotype. Asterisk (*) indicates serotypes significantly associated with increased in-hospital death upon multivariable analysis compared to serotype 8. IPD, invasive pneumococcal disease.