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Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Meningitis Caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae

WHO Manual, 2nd Edition

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Chapter 1

Introduction (pages 1-2)


Chapter 2

Epidemiology of Meningitis Caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae (pages 3-9)


Chapter 3

Results Management and Reporting of Data (pages 10-12)


Chapter 4

Biosafety (pages 13-20)


Chapter 5

Collection and Transport of Clinical Specimens (pages 21-31)


Chapter 6

Primary Culture and Presumptive Identification of Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae (pages 32-56)


Chapter 7

Identification and Characterization of Neisseria meningitidis (pages 57-72)


Chapter 8

Identification and Characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pages 73-86)


Chapter 9

Identification and Characterization of Haemophilus influenzae (pages 87-104)


Chapter 10

PCR for Detection and Characterization of Bacterial Meningitis Pathogens: Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pages 105-156)


Chapter 11

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pages 157-204)


Chapter 12

Characterization of Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae by Molecular Typing Methods (pages 205-258)


Chapter 13

Quality Control/Quality Assurance (pages 259-264)


Chapter 14

Storage and Shipping of Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae (pages 265-282)


Annex

Preparation of Media and Reagents (pages 283-311)


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