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Recent outbreak of meningococcal meningitis--a microbiological study with brief review of literature.
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PMID:  18697589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meningococcal disease presents in various clinical forms, most common being meningitis and meningococcemia. A spurt of meningococcal cases was seen in medicine and pediatric wards of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital during the recent outbreak from Dec 2005 - June 2006. These had presented either with the classical features of acute purulent meningitis or as fever with rash. The patients were investigated microbiologically for the causative organism which was identified as Neisseria meningitidis in 257 out of 531 cases (48.39%). The classic finding of gram negative diplococci on gram stain remained the mainstay of diagnosis. N. meningitidis isolates from culture were sensitive to all commonly used antibiotics.
S Duggal; N Duggal; Hans Charoo; R K Mahajan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of communicable diseases     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0019-5138     ISO Abbreviation:  J Commun Dis     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-13     Completed Date:  2008-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261652     Medline TA:  J Commun Dis     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Microbiology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Cerebrospinal Fluid / microbiology
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks*
Immunologic Tests
India / epidemiology
Meningitis, Meningococcal / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  microbiology*
Meningitis, Pneumococcal / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Neisseria meningitidis / classification
Sex Distribution

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