Table 2

List of articles included in review

Reference

First author

Year of publication

Country

Region

Total no. of CBM cases


[33]

Abid

1999

Morocco

Africa Northern

141

[34]

Abid

1999

Morocco

Africa Northern

118

[35]

Akpede

1999

Nigeria

Western Meningitis

63

[36]

Bijlmer

1990

Gambia

Western Meningitis

77

[37]

Bissagnene

1996

Cote d'Ivoire

Western Meningitis

654

[38]

Bernard-Bonnin

1985

Cameroon

Middle Meningitis

174

[39,40]

Camara

2003

Senegal

Western Meningitis

511

[14]

Friedland

1992

South Africa

Africa Southern

79

[16]

Girgis

1991

Egypt

Africa Northern

160

[41]

Girgis

1989

Egypt

Africa Northern

429

[17]

Girgis

1998

Egypt

Africa Northern

697

[22]

Goetghebuer

2000

The Gambia

Western Meningitis

257

[42]

Grobler

1997

South Africa

Africa Southern

61

[43]

Hailu

2001

Ethiopia

Eastern Meningitis

32

[44]

Koko

2000

Gabon

Africa Middle

91

[45]

Kristos

1993

Ethiopia

Eastern Meningitis

124

[46]

Lagunju

Nigeria

Western Meningitis

29

[47]

Mackie

1992

Ghana

Western Meningitis

69

[48]

Mbonda

1995

Cameroon

Middle Meningitis

67

[49]

Melaku

2003

Ethiopia

Eastern Meningitis

53

[50]

Mhirsi

1992

Tunisia

Africa Northern

98

[51]

Molyneux

1998

Malawi

Africa Eastern

149

[52]

Molyneux

2000

Malawi

Africa Eastern

52

[53]

Moreau

1986

Cote d'Ivoire

Western Meningitis

47

[54]

Mwangi

2002

Kenya

Eastern Meningitis

224

[55]

Ogunlesi

2005

Nigeria

Western Meningitis

124

[56]

Pelkonen

2008

Angola

Africa Middle

403

[57,58]

Razafindralambo

2004

Madagascar

Africa Eastern

83

[59]

Redjah

1998

Algeria

Africa Northern

57

[60,61]

Salih

1990

Sudan

Eastern Meningitis

43

[62]

Salih

1990

Sudan

Eastern Meningitis

108

[63]

Sangare

2005

Burkina Faso

Western Meningitis

53

[64]

Mefo

1999

Cameroon

Middle Meningitis

99

[65]

Soltani

2005

Tunisia

Africa Northern

20

[66]

Tall

1992

Burkina Faso

Western Meningitis

285

[15]

Thabet

2007

Tunisia

Africa Northern

73

[67]

WHO

1993

Mali and Niger

Western Meningitis

426


The 37 articles included in this review are listed in the above table. Articles with overlapping data have two references listed in the 'reference' column but were extracted as one article in the review database.

CBM = confirmed bacterial meningitis; WHO = World Health Organization.

Ramakrishnan et al. BMC Medicine 2009 7:47   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-47

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