Scientific article

Bacterial meningitis and pneumococcal serotype distribution in children in cameroon

Published inThe Pediatric infectious disease journal, vol. 31, no. 10, p. 1084-1087
Publication date2012

Acute bacterial meningitis causes a substantial number of deaths in Cameroon. Among 170 children with acute meningitis, 112 were positive for a bacterial pathogen when tested using polymerase chain reaction amplification, and Streptococcus pneumoniae accounted for 57.1% of cases. Pneumococcal serotype coverage by 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was 62.1%. This study shows that in Cameroon, 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine coverage is less than what is estimated for other African countries.

  • Adolescent
  • Cameroon/epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Bacterial/epidemiology/microbiology
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines/immunology
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Prospective Studies
  • Serotyping
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae/classification/isolation & purification
Citation (ISO format)
GERVAIX, Alain et al. Bacterial meningitis and pneumococcal serotype distribution in children in cameroon. In: The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2012, vol. 31, n° 10, p. 1084–1087. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318260552d
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