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Bacterial meningitis and pneumococcal serotype distribution in children in cameroon

Corbeil, Jacques
Raymond, Frédéric
Tetanye, Ekoe
Published in The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 2012, vol. 31, no. 10, p. 1084-7
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdolescentCameroon/epidemiologyChildChild, PreschoolFemaleHumansInfantMaleMeningitis, Bacterial/epidemiology/microbiologyMulticenter Studies as TopicPneumococcal Vaccines/immunologyPolymerase Chain ReactionProspective StudiesSerotypingStreptococcus pneumoniae/classification/isolation & purification
PMID: 22653488
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Research group Etiologie des pneumonies et marqueurs inflammatoires chez l'enfant fébrile (183)
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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. 1084-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318260552d https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31614

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