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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Acute bacterial meningitis in nigerian children beyond neonatal period: A review

1 Department of Paediatrics, ABU/ABUTH, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, BUK/AKTH, Kano, Nigeria

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Dr. Sani M Mado
Department of Paediatrics, ABU/ABUTH, Zaria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njbcs.njbcs_26_17

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Childhood acute bacterial meningitis remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries. The pattern of both sporadic and epidemic cases of meningitis has been known to change from place to place even in the same country or geographical region. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and Neisseria meningitidis are the predominant causes of community-acquired bacterial meningitis beyond the neonatal period.

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