Meningococcal infections

V. K. Wong, B. Agee, K. S. Kim, H. T. Wright

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Abstract

In Los Angeles, a substantial increase in the number of infections due to Neisseria meningitidis has been noted. More alarming has been an associated mortality rate of 21%. The prompt recognition of meningococcal disease based on a high index of suspicion and the early institution of effective antibiotic treatment are essential for preventing complications and reducing mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Volume150
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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