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Meningococcal meningitis in Ludhiana.
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PMID:  1344224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study was carried out at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana (Punjab) during the period from January 1985 to June 1990 to know the incidence of meningococcal meningitis. Meningococcal etiology was established in 170 (49.41%) cases out of 344 cases of bacterial meningitis. Out of 170 cases of meningococcal meningitis, 74 (43.52%) were positive only by smear examination, 90 (52.94%) were positive both by smear as well as culture and there were six (3.52%) cases which were positive only by culture. The organisms were sensitive to most of the common antibiotics including penicillin, chloramphenicol, ampicillin and sulphadiazine.
R Kumar; S Khurana; B K Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0377-4929     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-03     Completed Date:  1994-05-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab.
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MeSH Terms
India / epidemiology
Meningitis, Meningococcal / cerebrospinal fluid,  epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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