What is it about?

This retrospective study was conducted at Hamad General Hospital between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of bacterial meningitis, the frequency of each pathogen, and its sensitivity to antibiotics and risk factors for death.

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Why is it important?

In Qatar, although Acute Bacterial Meningitis is a common medical condition that physicians face, there are few reports describing this disease

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Acute bacterial meningitis predominantly affected adults and coagulase-negative staphylococci species were the common causative agent in Qatar with majority of infections occurring nosocomially. More than 90% of all implicated coagulase-negative staphylococci strains were oxacillin-resistant.

Dr Fahmi Yousef khan

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This page is a summary of: Acute Bacterial Meningitis in Qatar: A Hospital-Based Study from 2009 to 2013, BioMed Research International, January 2017, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2017/2975610.
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