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A Case Report; Purulent Meningitis Due to Serotype 2 of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Selda Hancerli Torun 1 , * , Bahar Calıskan 1 , Ayper Somer 1 , Nuran Salman 1 and Nezahat Guler 2
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1 Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Pediatric Infection Disease, Istanbul, Turky
2 Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Microbiology, Istanbul, Turky
Article information
  • Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases: October 01, 2013, 1 (3); 144-6
  • Published Online: October 29, 2013
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: April 25, 2012
  • Revised: July 11, 2012
  • Accepted: March 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/pedinfect.5314

To Cite: Hancerli Torun S, Calıskan B, Somer A, Salman N, Guler N. A Case Report; Purulent Meningitis Due to Serotype 2 of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Arch Pediatr Infect Dis. 2013 ; 1(3):144-6. doi: 10.5812/pedinfect.5314.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Report
3. Discussion
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