ANDREW H. MEYER
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During the period from July 1942 through May 1944, 165 cases of meningococcic meningitis were seen at the Highland-Alameda County Hospital. As this is a relatively large series, it was decided to report the group, especially since the mortality in the proved cases was 4 per cent.
Of these 165 cases, the spinal fluid showed meningococci on direct smear in 120 instances and positive cultures in an additional 30 instances, making a total of 150 cases in which the etiology was proved. The additional 15 cases were included because purulent spinal fluid was demonstrated, and they occurred during epidemic periods
MEYER AH. MENINGOCOCCIC MENINGITIS: REPORT ON 165 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:543–545. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-4-543
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(4):543-545.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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