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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 169--172

Anaerobes In Cerebrospinal Fluid From Cases Of Pyogenic Meningitis

S Singh1, U Gupta2 
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A total of 133 patients clinically diagnosed as meningitis were studied for bacterial aetiology. Cerebrospinal fluid from 91 (68.4%) gave negative cultures, while 42(31.6%) yielded positive cultures, anaerobic bacteria were isolated from 7 cases. Direct GLC analysis of CSF was done in 26 meningitis cases and it revealed multiple volatile (2 samples) and non volatile fatty acids in 3 CSF samples with positive culture for facultative aerobic bacteria as compared to 22 samples which were sterile. The predisposing conditions in cases with anaerobic bacterial infection were postoperative trauma and chronic otitis media. Anaerobic bacterial meningitis probably occurs more often than is recognized it optimal methods for recovering anaerobic bacteria are used.

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Singh S, Gupta U. Anaerobes In Cerebrospinal Fluid From Cases Of Pyogenic Meningitis.Indian J Med Microbiol 1991;9:169-172

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Singh S, Gupta U. Anaerobes In Cerebrospinal Fluid From Cases Of Pyogenic Meningitis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1991 [cited 2020 Jul 5 ];9:169-172
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