Epidemiology of pediatric meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis in Israel: a 3-year nationwide prospective study. Israeli Pediatric Bacteremia and Meningitis Group.

@article{Dagan1994EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of pediatric meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis in Israel: a 3-year nationwide prospective study. Israeli Pediatric Bacteremia and Meningitis Group.},
  author={Ron Dagan and M Isaachson and Ruth Lang and Jehuda Karpuch and Colin Block and Jacob Amir},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1994},
  volume={169 4},
  pages={912-6}
}
In a 3-year nationwide prospective study on pediatric meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis in Israel, 1258 invasive infections with a known focus were observed. Meningitis was found in 482 (38%): 56%, 16%, and 76% of all infections by H. influenzae type b, S. pneumoniae, and N. meningitidis, respectively. The incidence of meningitis during the first year of life was 67.1, 17.5, and 9.5/100,000 for H. influenzae type b, S… CONTINUE READING

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