Volume 56, Issue 3 (1 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(3): 46-51 | Back to browse issues page

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Fatehi I, Noroozi Z, Naseri M. Survey of 82 cases of meningitis in infants under 2 months of age. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (3) :46-51
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In this study we review 82 infants under two months with bacterial meningitis admitted in Tehran University's hospitals during a 14 year period. Male to female ratio was 1.4 to 1. The patterns of predominance among bacterial pathogens changed during the period of study. During the first six years the most common pathogens were Salmonella-SP., but during the later years E.coli became the predominant pathogen, and also meningitis caused by GBS and Staph. epidermidis was observed. The case fatality rate was 37.8 percent. The antibiogram revealed that E.coli were hundred percent resistant to ampicillin and 50% resistant to gentamicin, 40% of all bacteria isolated were resistant to ampicillin and gentamicin. These findings provide guidelines for the selection of empiric antimicrobial agents in our country
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