عنوان المقالة:Acute Bacterial Meningitis Among Children under Five Years of Age in Baghdad Acute Bacterial Meningitis Among Children under Five Years of Age in Baghdad
ا.م. هدى صاحب عبد المحمد | Assist.Prof. Huda Sahib Abdul-Mohammed | 5439
نوع النشر
مجلة علمية
المؤلفون بالعربي
Huda S.Al-Rawazq
المؤلفون بالإنجليزي
Huda S.Al-Rawazq
الملخص العربي
Background: The periodic review conducted of acute bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5 years of age in Baghdad to reflect changes in the epidemiological pattern of this infection. Patients and Methods: Sixty patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of meningitis who were admitted to Central Teaching Hospital in Baghdad City were included in a prospective study started from the 1st October till the 30th of December 2009. By bacteriological study, biochemical and cytological study in the laboratory, WBCs in the blood with differential count was done to support the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. Results: Present study revealed that from (60) patients (6) cases (10.0 %) showed positive and (54) cases (90.0 %) negative cultures to CSF patients. Conclusions: The administration of antibiotic before lumber puncture associated with false negative CSF culture. Most cases of meningitis were under one year of age occurred in male more than female with bottle feeding. Fever was the most common presenting symptom followed by vomiting and convulsion. Key Word: Meningitis, Bacterial etiologies, Baghdad.
تاريخ النشر
01/10/2010
الناشر
Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad
رقم المجلد
52
رقم العدد
3
ISSN/ISBN
0041-9419
رابط DOI
http://iqjmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq
الصفحات
312-315
رابط الملف
تحميل (254 مرات التحميل)
الكلمات المفتاحية
Meningitis, Bacterial etiologies, Baghdad.
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