Eleven-year study of causes of neonatal bacterial meningitis in Ahvaz, Iran.

  title={Eleven-year study of causes of neonatal bacterial meningitis in Ahvaz, Iran.},
  author={Mohammad Hasan Aletayeb and Farajzadeh Sheikh Ahmad and Dehdashtian Masood},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  volume={52 3},
BACKGROUND Bacterial meningitis is a devastating infection with a high mortality rate, especially in neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the causative agents that cause bacterial meningitis in Khuzestan province in the south-western region of Iran. METHODS A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out from 1997 to 2007 at the neonatal ward of a university teaching hospital (Emam Khomeini hospital) in Ahvaz. All infants younger than 29 days old who suffered from meningitis… CONTINUE READING
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