MAURICE GORE, M.D.
Chronic meningococcemia without the presence of meningitis is an uncommon clinical entity, particularly when this occurs in an isolated instance. During local outbreaks or in endemic areas, meningococcemia occurs frequently and can be easily diagnosed. According to Feddersen,1 the first description of chronic meningococcemia was published by Solomon.2 Feddersen reported that there were over 100 cases in the European literature3-6 up to 1945, and stated that there were fewer cases in the American literature7-11 because full investigations were not the usual procedure. With the advent of sulfonamide therapy, treatment was often started before adequate diagnostic studies were made. Since meningococcemia
GORE M. CHRONIC MENINGOCOCCEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:142–145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-142
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(1):142-145.
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