Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance pattern of bacterial meningitis in Egypt

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Infectious diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. In Egypt bacterial diseases constitute a great burden, with several particular bacteria sustaining the leading role of multiple serious infections. This article addresses profound bacterial agents causing a wide array of infections including but not limited to pneumonia and meningitis. The epidemiology of such infectious diseases and the prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae are reviewed in the context of bacterial meningitis. We address prevalent serotypes in Egypt, antimicrobial resistance patterns and efficacy of vaccines to emphasize the importance of periodic surveillance for appropriate preventive and treatment strategies. © 2009 Shaban and Siam; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.




Shaban, L., & Siam, R. (2009, September 24). Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance pattern of bacterial meningitis in Egypt. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials.

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