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The mts-bacterial meningitis in infants is usually caused by what?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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In brief: Neonatal meningitis

Ecoli and group b streptococcus are the two most common causes of meningitis in infants.
Women are now screened during pregnancy to see if they are carriers and if a women is screen positive she is give antibacterial agents during delivery to prevent infection in her baby and herself. Less commonly, staphylococcus, enterococcus & listeria occur. Neisseria meningitis (seen in adults) is rare.

In brief: Neonatal meningitis

Ecoli and group b streptococcus are the two most common causes of meningitis in infants.
Women are now screened during pregnancy to see if they are carriers and if a women is screen positive she is give antibacterial agents during delivery to prevent infection in her baby and herself. Less commonly, staphylococcus, enterococcus & listeria occur. Neisseria meningitis (seen in adults) is rare.
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