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Neonatal meningitis in Harare, Zimbabwe: a 2-year review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1714689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 2-year review of neonatal meningitis was undertaken at a referral hospital in Zimbabwe to determine the pattern of bacterial isolates from the cerebrospinal fluid, the clinical presentation and the immediate outcome. During the study period, 94 cases were identified and the overall mortality was 41%. Group B Streptococcus was the predominant organism isolated (61%) and was associated with 42% mortality. Low-birthweight babies and babies with Gram-negative meningitis had mortality rates of 71 and 62%, respectively.
K J Nathoo; I Pazvakavamba; O S Chidede; C Chirisa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-18     Completed Date:  1991-09-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / isolation & purification
Cerebrospinal Fluid / microbiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis / microbiology*,  mortality
Retrospective Studies

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