The spectrum of central nervous system infections in an adult referral hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.
OBJECTIVES: To determine prospectively the causative pathogens of central nervous system (CNS) infections in patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. METHODS: From May 2007 to December 2008, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from 352 adults with suspected meningitis or encephalitis underwent routine testing, staining (Gram, Ziehl-Nielsen, India ink), bacterial culture and polymerase chain reaction targeting Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. suis,...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
- Publisher's version
- Copyright holder:
- Taylor et al.
- Copyright date:
- Copyright Taylor et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record