Serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive childhood infections in Bangladesh, 1992 to 1995

S. K. Saha, N. Rikitomi, D. Biswas, K. Watanabe, M. Ruhulamin, K. Ahmed, M. Hanif, K. Matsumoto, R. B. Sack, T. Nagatake

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-787
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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