Comparision of Clinical and Demographic Parameters of Bacterial and Viral Meningitis among Children




Comparision, clinical, demographics parameters, bacterial meningitis, viral meningitis, children


Background: Bacterial meningitis is an emergency condition that need rapid detection.

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to compare of clinical and demographics parameters of bacterial and viral meningitis among children.

Methodology: This cross sectional study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology at Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from July 2010 to January 2012 for around 2 years. Clinically suspected patients with meningitis from paediatrics wards of Mymengh Medical College & Hospital (MMCH), Mymensingh, Bangladesh were included in this study. Based on cytological tests and biochemical tests of CSF the study subjects were categorized as bacterial meningitis.

Results: A total 115 clinically and laboratory confirmed meningitis patients were enrolled in this study. In this study, most of the cases of study population were in the age group 1 month to 5 years 97(84.3%) cases. Among 35 cases of bacterial meningitis male was predominant than female which was 23(62.8%) cases and 12(37.2%) cases respectively (p=0.05). The clinical findings of meningitis where all of the study population (115) were suffering from fever (100.0%) followed by nausea or vomiting (60.8%) and convulsion (64.3%).

Conclusion: In conclusion statistically significantly different is found in the age group, gender and clinical features among the bacterial and viral meningitis patients.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Microbiology, July 2023;17(2):50-54


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Habiba, U., Hossain, M. A. . ., Mahmud, M. C. . ., Bhuiyan, M. S. I. . ., Rafique, M. A. A. . ., & Mostofa, H. A. . . (2023). Comparision of Clinical and Demographic Parameters of Bacterial and Viral Meningitis among Children. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Microbiology, 17(2), 50–54.



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