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Epidemiology of meningitis in Oman, 2000-2005.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20218125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reviewed the epidemiologic features and trends for 771 cases of meningitis in Oman from January 2000 to December 2005. We found 69% were bacterial in origin and 13% were viral. Leading bacterial pathogens included Haemophilus influenzae (15%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (14%) and Nesseria meningitidis (12%). For 56% of patients with suspected pyogenic meningitis, no specific bacterial pathogen could be identified. Peak occurrence was in children under 2 years old. The incidence of H. influenzae type b decreased by almost 100% after implementation of the national immunization programme in 2001, while the incidence of cases caused by S. pneumoniae and N. meningitidis remained steady.
N Dash; S Al Khusaiby; T Behlim; A Mohammadi; E Mohammadi; S Al Awaidy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sant? de la M?diterran?e orientale = al-Majallah al-?i???yah li-sharq al-mutawassi?     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-11     Completed Date:  2010-04-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1358-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Oman Medical College, Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  microbiology,  prevention & control
Meningitis, Haemophilus / epidemiology
Meningitis, Meningococcal / epidemiology
Meningitis, Pneumococcal / epidemiology
Meningitis, Viral / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control,  virology
Oman / epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Retrospective Studies
Sex Distribution

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