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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 159-160

Bacteriological study of pyogenic meningitis with special reference to C-reactive protein


Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur - 440 018, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
S V Jalgaonkar
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur - 440 018, Maharashtra
India
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Seventy five clinically, biochemically and microscopically diagnosed cases of pyogenic meningitis including 28 adults and 47 paediatric patients were studied. Gram positive isolates in adults and gram negative bacilli in paediatric age group were the predominant organisms. Estimation of C-reactive protein (CRP) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum was done in all cases as an early marker for rapid diagnosis of pyogenic meningitis. Simultaneous estimation of CRP levels in serum and CSF was found to have a significant diagnostic utility as compared to culture.






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