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Streptococcus suis meningitis in adults in Vietnam.

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BACKGROUND: Streptococcus suis infection is an emerging zoonosis in Asia. We determined the detailed epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological characteristics of S. suis meningitis in adults. METHODS: We prospectively studied 450 patients with suspected bacterial meningitis. Four hundred thirty-five (96.7%) of the patients participated in a trial to determine the effect of adjunctive dexamethasone treatment. For patients with S. suis infection, bacterial DNA load at hospital admission a...

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10.1086/527385

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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
46
Issue:
5
Pages:
659-667
Publication date:
2008-03-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:ab19a731-10f6-4dba-a804-1a7b1548f161
Source identifiers:
92772
Local pid:
pubs:92772

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