One hundred sixty-five invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae strains were isolated from children under five at Dhaka Shishu (Children's) Hospital during the period 1992 to 1995.
Ninety-four strains were from cerebrospinal fluid, and 71 were from blood.
More than 91% of the strains were isolated from patients aged 24 months or less.
Predominant serotypes were, in descending order, 7F, 12F, 14,15B, 4,23F, 18,5, and 22A.
These comprised 70% of all isolates.
The marked differences in serotype distribution in different countries indicate the need for a sentinel surveillance study for the countries of south Asia, particularly Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan.
Mots-clés Pascal : Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Sérotype, Epidémiologie, Nourrisson, Homme, Méningite, Pneumonie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Streptococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Bengla Desh, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Serotype, Epidemiology, Infant, Human, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Streptococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Bangladesh, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0191135
Code Inist : 002B05B02N. Création : 21/05/1997.