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Pneumococcal infection among hospitalized Egyptian children

Pneumococcal infection among hospitalized Egyptian children 52 Original article a a b c Iman H. Draz , Eman F. Halawa , Ghada Wahby , Dalia K. Ismail and Bassant S. Meligy a b c Departments of Pediatric, Public Health and Clinical Aim and Chemical Pathology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt We aimed to describe the detection rate spectrum of clinical manifestations, and Correspondence to Iman H. Draz, Department outcome of pneumococcal disease in children younger than 5 years admitted to the of Pediatric, Cairo University Pediatric Hospital, largest referral pediatric hospital in Egypt. El Rasheed st., El Monira, El Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo 11562, Egypt Materials and methods Tel: + 20 115 097 8888; fax: +20 022 364 9281; This was a hospital-based study to detect laboratory-confirmed Streptococcus e-mail: imane.draz@cu.edu.eg pneumoniae cases among children younger than 5 years. Data on demographic characteristics, clinical diagnosis, comorbidities, diagnostic tests, antibiotic resistance, Received 2 March 2015 and clinical outcome were collected during the study years from 2008 to 2011. Accepted 13 April 2015 Results Journal of the Egyptian Public Health During the 4-year study period, 22 018 cases younger than 5 years had cultures Association 2015, 90:52–57 performed at Cairo University Pediatric Hospital microbiology laboratory. We estimated the annual detection http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Pneumococcal infection among hospitalized Egyptian children

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© 2015 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000465234.31794.b1
pmid
26154831

Abstract

52 Original article a a b c Iman H. Draz , Eman F. Halawa , Ghada Wahby , Dalia K. Ismail and Bassant S. Meligy a b c Departments of Pediatric, Public Health and Clinical Aim and Chemical Pathology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt We aimed to describe the detection rate spectrum of clinical manifestations, and Correspondence to Iman H. Draz, Department outcome of pneumococcal disease in children younger than 5 years admitted to the of Pediatric, Cairo University Pediatric Hospital, largest referral pediatric hospital in Egypt. El Rasheed st., El Monira, El Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo 11562, Egypt Materials and methods Tel: + 20 115 097 8888; fax: +20 022 364 9281; This was a hospital-based study to detect laboratory-confirmed Streptococcus e-mail: imane.draz@cu.edu.eg pneumoniae cases among children younger than 5 years. Data on demographic characteristics, clinical diagnosis, comorbidities, diagnostic tests, antibiotic resistance, Received 2 March 2015 and clinical outcome were collected during the study years from 2008 to 2011. Accepted 13 April 2015 Results Journal of the Egyptian Public Health During the 4-year study period, 22 018 cases younger than 5 years had cultures Association 2015, 90:52–57 performed at Cairo University Pediatric Hospital microbiology laboratory. We estimated the annual detection

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 1, 2015

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