International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Determination cases of bacterial meningitis in children: A clinical study
Dr. Aman Sharma
Background: Bacterial meningitis is a severe, life-threatening infection of the central nervous system common in children. The present study was conducted to determine cases of bacterial meningitis in children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Pediatrics on 45 children age ranged 1 year to 12 years of both genders. Parents were informed regarding the study. Diagnosis of bacterial meningitis was made based on the clinical picture and positive CSF culture and CSF leukocytosis. Results: Age group 1-4 years had 9 boys and 14 girls, 5-8 years had 7 boys and 6 girls and 8-12 years had 4 boys and 5 girls. Common findings were fever in 42, vomiting in 36, rashes in 34, drowsiness in 32, headache in 20, convulsions in 8, nuchal rigidity in 5 and diarrhea in 12. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Causative organisms were Streptococcus pneumonia in 25 cases, Haemophilus influenza type b in 12 and Neisseria Meningitides in 8 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: The most common causative organisms was Streptococcus pneumonia. There were 45 cases of bacterial meningitis.
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Dr. Aman Sharma. Determination cases of bacterial meningitis in children: A clinical study. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2019;2(1):06-08. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2019.v2.i1a.19