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Emergence of multidrug resistant pneumococci in India

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1022
  1. Vipin M Vashishtha, consultant paediatrician (
  1. Mangla Hospital, Shakti Chowk, Bijnor-246 701, Uttar Pradesh, India

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    I have been a consulting paediatrician in Bijnor, a small district in western Uttar Pradesh, India, since 1992. During the past 10 months I have treated seven cases of drug resistant pneumoccocal meningitis. The patients were aged between 2 and …

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