MARK E. REINECKE, M.D.
To the editor: The article "Group-Y meningococcal disease" by J. D. Smilack in the December issue (Ann Intern Med 81:740-745, 1974) was read with interest. Two cases of pneumonia occurred among 12 cases of group-Y meningococcemia.
I wish to present briefly our experience with pneumonitis among cases of group-C meningococcemia seen at Madigan General Hospital during 1969. These data were presented at the VA Armed Forces Pulmonary Disease Research Conference in Cincinnati in 1970 and have not been published.
Ninety-four cases of meningococcal disease among recruits were documented by either blood culture or cerebrospinal fluid culture. Admission chest roentgenograms from
REINECKE ME. Group-Y Meningococcal Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;82:719–720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-719
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):719-720.
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