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Acute bacterial meningitis in children admitted to a rural Kenyan hospital: increasing antibiotic resistance and outcome.

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BACKGROUND: Acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) is an important cause of mortality in Africa, but most studies are based in urban referral hospitals. Poor laboratory facilities make diagnosis difficult, and treatment is limited to inexpensive antibiotics. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from children admitted with ABM to a Kenyan district hospital from 1994 through 2000. We calculated the minimum incidence in children admitted from a defined area. We also examined the antibiotic susce...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
11
Pages:
1042-1048
Publication date:
2002-11-05
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EISSN:
1532-0987
ISSN:
0891-3668
URN:
uuid:2a4e84c3-bcce-49d2-8d82-20f11df25bff
Source identifiers:
38488
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pubs:38488

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