JAY I. MELTZER; YALE KNEELAND JR., F.A.C.P.
Except for a brief period after World War I, meningococcal pneumonia occurring in the absence of meningitis has rarely been described. In 1919 several studies were made of postinfluenzal pneumonia. Holm and Davison1a and 1b reported 403 bacterial pneumonias following influenza in 1,510 patients. There were 85 instances of meningococcus grown from the sputum. The clinical courses of 23 who came to post mortem were summarized. The onset was acute, with chill followed by cough, often with pleuritic pain, high temperature (103 to 106° F.), prostration and cyanosis. The physical signs were those of lobar pneumonia or bronchopneumonia. Culture of
MELTZER JI, KNEELAND Y. PRIMARY MENINGOCOCCAL LOBAR PNEUMONIA WITHOUT MENINGITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:183–186. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-1-183
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(1):183-186.
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