Al Alawi Ahmed

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The study describes an 18-month surveillance of the epidemiological, clinical and microbiological features of childhood acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) seven months after the end of a major epidemic of Neisseria meningitidis (MC) in Khartoum. A total of 125 children, aged one month to 14 years, who were admitted with a provisional diagnosis of(More)
Silent β-thalassemia (β-thal) is a group of mutations affecting the β-globin gene that cannot be differentiated in heterozygote states from normal conditions by using conventional criteria for the diagnosis of β-thal trait. Here we report the existence of two silent β-thal mutations in the population of Bahrain, one at -101 (C>T) and the other at -71 (C>T).(More)
A recently introduced ELISA test (EIA-Test) was used for the detection of the common organisms that cause acute bacterial meningitis (ABM). The test--which detects antigens of Haemophilus influenzae type b, Neisseria meningitidis (serogroups A, B, C) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (25 selected types)--is performed in less than 1 hour and read by the naked(More)
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