Meningococcal infections

V. K. Wong, B. Agee, Kwang Sik 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 - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Meningococcal Infections
Neisseria meningitidis
Los Angeles
Mortality
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection

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Wong, V. K., Agee, B., Kim, K. S., & Wright, H. T. (1989). Meningococcal infections. Western Journal of Medicine, 150(1), 68-73.

Meningococcal infections. / Wong, V. K.; Agee, B.; Kim, Kwang Sik; Wright, H. T.

In: Western Journal of Medicine, Vol. 150, No. 1, 1989, p. 68-73.

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Wong, VK, Agee, B, Kim, KS & Wright, HT 1989, 'Meningococcal infections', Western Journal of Medicine, vol. 150, no. 1, pp. 68-73.
Wong VK, Agee B, Kim KS, Wright HT. Meningococcal infections. Western Journal of Medicine. 1989;150(1):68-73.
Wong, V. K. ; Agee, B. ; Kim, Kwang Sik ; Wright, H. T. / Meningococcal infections. In: Western Journal of Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 150, No. 1. pp. 68-73.
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