Study Evaluating Pneumococcal Meningitis in the Paediatric Population in Spain Four Years After the Marketing of Prevenar.
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The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of pneumococcal meningitis in the paediatric population in Spain four years after the marketing of Prevenar. Also secondary objectives are: 1) to determine the clinical characteristics and outcome of the disease; and 2) to determine serotypes and antibiotic resistance patterns.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 14 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Children from 0 up to 14 years of age with a diagnosis of confirmed or probable pneumococcal meningitis or with a diagnosis of suspected bacterial meningitis without bacterial or viral isolation.
All children from 0 up to 14 years with diagnosis of confirmed or probable pneumococcal meningitis or with diagnosis of suspected bacterial meningitis without bacterial or viral isolation will be included into the study.