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dc.contributor.authorRerks-Ngarm, S
dc.contributor.authorTreleaven, SC
dc.contributor.authorChunsuttiwat, S
dc.contributor.authorMuangchana, C
dc.contributor.authorJolley, D
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, A
dc.contributor.authorDejsirilert, S
dc.contributor.authorWarintrawat, S
dc.contributor.authorGuiver, M
dc.contributor.authorKunasol, P
dc.contributor.authorMaynard, JE
dc.contributor.authorBiggs, BA
dc.contributor.authorSteinhoff, M
dc.identifierpii: S0264410X03006777
dc.identifier.citationRerks-Ngarm, S., Treleaven, S. C., Chunsuttiwat, S., Muangchana, C., Jolley, D., Brooks, A., Dejsirilert, S., Warintrawat, S., Guiver, M., Kunasol, P., Maynard, J. E., Biggs, B. A. & Steinhoff, M. (2004). Prospective population-based incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis in Thailand. VACCINE, 22 (8), pp.975-983.
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractThere are limited prospective data for Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in Asia, where some countries are considering vaccine introduction. A prospective population-based study was conducted to measure the incidence of Hib meningitis in children in two northern provinces of Thailand. Children <5 years with symptoms consistent with bacterial meningitis were enrolled in the study if inclusion criteria were met. The study enrolled 598 children with clinical meningitis, 76% of whom received lumbar puncture. The rate of probable bacterial meningitis was 26.6/100,000 children <5 years per year. There were four cases of laboratory confirmed Hib meningitis (rate 3.8/100,000 children <5 years per year). These findings suggest a relatively low incidence of Hib meningitis. However, additional data from studies of pneumonia are needed to define the Hib disease burden in Thailand.
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.subjectInfectious Diseases; Infectious Diseases
dc.titleProspective population-based incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis in Thailand
dc.typeJournal Article
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine - Royal Melbourne And Western Hospitals
melbourne.contributor.authorBiggs, Beverley-Ann
melbourne.contributor.authorTRELEAVEN, SOPHIE CLARE
melbourne.contributor.authorRogerson, Stephen
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