Prospective Multicentre Hospital Surveillance of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Disease in India
The Network studied the characteristics of invasive pneumococcal infections in six hospitals in India over four years, in patients with suspected pneumonia (3686), pyogenic meningitis (1107), septicaemia (257), or localised pus-forming lesions (688). Blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or other normally sterile body fluids were cultured, and CSF was tested for pneumococcal antigens. All pneumococcal isolates were serotyped and their antimicrobial susceptibility tested by standard methods. This study was published in The Lancet. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)
Author(s): Invasive Bacterial Infection Surveillance (IBIS) Group, International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN)
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Citation: Invasive Bacterial Infection Surveillance (IBIS) Group, International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN). Prospective Multicentre Hospital Surveillance of Streptococcus pneumoniae Disease in India. Lancet. 1999;353(9160):1216-1221.