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Table 1 Cerebrospinal fluid analysis of simultaneous detection of bacteria by PCR

From: An expanded age range for meningococcal meningitis: molecular diagnostic evidence from population-based surveillance in Asia

Bacteria China Korea Vietnam Total
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
S. pneumoniae 27 (4.6) 29 (4.2) 41 (4.7) 97
Haemophilus Influenzae type b 12 (2.0) 38 (5.5) 146 (16.6) 196
N. meningitidis 67 (11.4) 92 (13.2) 125 (14.2) 284
None Detected 511 (87.0) 538 (77.1) 566 (64.5) 1615
Total 587 (100)* 608 (100)* 837 (100)* 2032
  1. *30 (China), 89 (Korea), 41 (Vietnam) CSF specimens were positive for more than two bacterial species; **total number was subtracted 160 from 2192 that was more than two bacterial species among three countries.