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Table 1 Pathogens isolated from CSF of children admitted to Goroka General Hospital with meningitis. A total of 377 pathogens were isolated, with an additional 108 isolates considered contaminants (not shown in table)

From: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in paediatric meningitis patients at Goroka General Hospital, Papua New Guinea: serotype distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility in the pre-vaccine era

Pathogen Number
Streptococcus pneumoniae 180
Haemophilus influenzae 165
 (Hia 9; Hib 153; Hic 2; NT 1)  
Neisseria meningitidis 1
Group A Streptococcus 6
Group B Streptococcus 2
Escherichia coli 4
Klebsiella pneumoniae 3
Enterobacter cloacae 1
Proteus sp. 1
Proteus mirabilis 1
Salmonella sp. 2
Providencia sp.a 1
Citrobacter sp.a 1
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2
Acinetobacter calcoaceticus 2
Acinetobacter lwoffii 4
Non-haemolytic Streptococcus b 1
  1. Hia, Hib and Hic correspond to the serotype of H. influenzae
  2. NT non-typable
  3. aIsolated from the same CSF sample
  4. bCoinfection with E. coli