Bacterial counts in cerebrospinal fluid of children with meningitis

  title={Bacterial counts in cerebrospinal fluid of children with meningitis},
  author={Edouard Bingen and Nicole Lambert-Zechovsky and Patricia Mariani-Kurkdjian and Catherine Doit and Yannick Aujard and F. Fournerie and Henri Mathieu},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
Eighty-five cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens from the same number of pediatric patients with meningitis were examined to determine the bacterial count and the relationship of this count to the microscopy results, the ages of the patients and the bacterial species isolated. Bacterial counts ranged from 2 × 10 to 4 × 109 CFU/ml CSF. Twenty-five percent of the 85 CSF specimens positive forHaemophilus influenzae type b,Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli K1 and… CONTINUE READING


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