Incidence of meningitis in Manipal.

K. S. Seetha, R. Murthy, P. G. Shivananda

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Abstract

One thousand one hundred and seventy cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) samples from clinically diagnosed meningitis patients were subjected to macroscopic and microscopic examination. CSF samples were also cultured. Five percent CSF samples were positive for bacterial (4.3%) and fungal (0.7%) organisms. Gram positivity was observed in 6.4% samples. The percentage of bacterial isolates was highest in newborn and infants (6.1%) and (4.3%) in patients of 1-12 years age group. Cryptococcus species were isolated from 8 adult patients. Among Gram positive bacterial isolates, coagulase negative Staphylococci was highest (8%), followed by Pneumococci (6%) and B-haemolytic Streptococci (2%). Among Gram negative bacilli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was predominant (42%) followed by Klebsiella species (20%) though Klebsiella was predominant in newborns and infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalIndian journal of public health
Volume43
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1999
Externally publishedYes

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Meningitis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Klebsiella
Incidence
Newborn Infant
Cryptococcus
Coagulase
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus
Staphylococcus
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Bacillus
Age Groups

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Seetha, K. S., Murthy, R., & Shivananda, P. G. (1999). Incidence of meningitis in Manipal. Indian journal of public health, 43(2), 82-84.
Seetha, K. S. ; Murthy, R. ; Shivananda, P. G. / Incidence of meningitis in Manipal. In: Indian journal of public health. 1999 ; Vol. 43, No. 2. pp. 82-84.
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