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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Western Journal of Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
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