SAMUEL S. RIVEN, M.D.; ABEL A. APPLEBAUM, M.D.
Chronic meningococcemia without localizing signs is a comparatively rare disease, although more frequent reports of its occurrence have appeared in recent years. It offers an explanation for a limited number of cases of prolonged fever without any apparent cause. Gwynn in 1898 first demonstrated the meningococcus in the blood stream. Salomon1 (1902) described a sepsis which persisted for eight weeks and repeated positive blood cultures for the meningococcus were obtained. A localization of the sepsis in the meninges was noted later. Further instances of meningococcus septicemia have been reported by Andrewes2, Liebermeister3, Warfield and Walker4, Morgan5, Neergard6, Graves, Dulaney and
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RIVEN SS, APPLEBAUM AA. Chronic Meningococcemia Without Localizing Signs(Chronic Meningococcemia Without Localizing Signs*Report of a Case): Report of a Case. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1387–1394. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1387
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(11):1387-1394.
Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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