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Table 1 Bacterial aetiology of community-acquired meningitis in North Denmark Region 1998-2010

From: Hydrocephalus is a rare outcome in community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults: a retrospective analysis

Bacteriology: Total
Streptococcus pneumoniae a 83
Neisseria meningitidis 47
Haemolytic streptococci groups A, B and G 9
Staphylococcus aureus 7
Eschericia coli a 6
Listeria monocytogenes 4
Non-haemolytic streptococci 2
Haemophilus influenza 2
Enterococcus faecalis 2
Pasteurella multocida 1
Capnocytophaga canimorsus 1
Gram positive cocci, species diagnosis not obtained 1
Sum: 165
  1. 148 were diagnosed by inclusion criterion 1, seven by inclusion criterion 2, eight by inclusion criterion 3 and two by inclusion criterion 4.
  2. a The bacterial aetiologies in the five cases with hydrocephalus were S. pneumoniae (3) and E. coli (2).