Meningitis caused by S. pneumoniae is described widely, however, there is a lack of information on meningitis caused by streptococcal species other than S. pneumoniae.
This post hoc analysis was performed to describe the demographic, clinical characteristics, underlying conditions, and treatment outcome of streptococcal meningitis.
Streptococcal meningitis is a recognized clinical entity in Qatar that was caused by several species of streptococci, with S. pneumoniae being the most common. Despite vaccination, infants were the most affected group with high mortality from pneumococcal meningitis, suggesting that pneumococcal meningitis prevention strategies may need to be re-evaluated in this country. Dr Fahmi Khan, MBBS, MD
International Journal of Medical Science and Research
Int J Med Sci Research. 2019;1(4):1-5