Incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in children less than 5 years age in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand: Review

Namaitijiang Maimaiti, Masoud Lotfizadeh, Zafar Ahmed, Azam Rahimi, Saad Ali Jadoo, Syed Aljunid

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    Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia in children and adults, including the elderly, and is responsible for high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Aim of this paper to review published articles on incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in children less than 5 years of age in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, and compare the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis among the children in the three courtiers. Literature searches were conducted using google scholar, PubMed, the World Health Organization (WHO) website of the Weekly Epidemiological Record, and the countries' Ministry of Health (MOH) website, and were limited to articles written in English. All relevant publications/abstracts published/presented during the period December 2000 through March 2014. Searches were conducted from April 1, 2014, till July 11, 2014 using various combinations of the following search terms " Pneumococcal diseases" OR "meningococcal" OR "pneumococcal meningitis" OR "meningococcus". A total of five articles and abstracts described the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis among children 5 years old. These five documents include two conference abstracts from Malaysia, one published paper from Singapore and two published papers from Thailand. The Malaysian, Singaporean and Thai pneumococcal meningitis incidence rate was 3.8-8.6, 2.3 and 0.10-1.8 per 100,000 children respectively. Our review confirmed that the incidence rate of pneumococcal meningitis was vary among the countries. The highest incidence rate of pneumococcal meningitis was found in Malaysia followed by Singapore and Thailand.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-29
    Number of pages5
    JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
    Volume15
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Thailand
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    Keywords

    • Incidence rate
    • Malaysia
    • Pneumococcal meningitis
    • Singapore
    • Thailand

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    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Maimaiti, N., Lotfizadeh, M., Ahmed, Z., Rahimi, A., Jadoo, S. A., & Aljunid, S. (2015). Incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in children less than 5 years age in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand: Review. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 15(1), 25-29.

    Incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in children less than 5 years age in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand : Review. / Maimaiti, Namaitijiang; Lotfizadeh, Masoud; Ahmed, Zafar; Rahimi, Azam; Jadoo, Saad Ali; Aljunid, Syed.

    In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2015, p. 25-29.

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    Maimaiti, N, Lotfizadeh, M, Ahmed, Z, Rahimi, A, Jadoo, SA & Aljunid, S 2015, 'Incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in children less than 5 years age in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand: Review', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 25-29.
    Maimaiti, Namaitijiang ; Lotfizadeh, Masoud ; Ahmed, Zafar ; Rahimi, Azam ; Jadoo, Saad Ali ; Aljunid, Syed. / Incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in children less than 5 years age in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand : Review. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 25-29.
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