H. WEBSTER SMITH, M.D.; LEWIS THOMAS, M.D.; JOHN H. DINGLE, M.D., SC.D.; MAXWELL FINLAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Recent reports indicate that there has been a marked increase in the incidence of cerebrospinal fever in Great Britain since the outbreak of the present war and similar increases have been noted more recently in Canada and the United States.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 These reports have also indicated that there has been a striking reduction in the case fatality rate in this disease as a result of the use of sulfonamide drugs. The literature concerning the present status of the diagnosis and treatment of meningococcic meningitis has been summarized recently by Dingle and Finland.6The present report deals with 51
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SMITH HW, THOMAS L, DINGLE JH, FINLAND M. MENINGOCOCCIC INFECTIONS; REPORT OF 43 CASES OF MENINGOCOCCIC MENINGITIS AND 8 CASES OF MENINGOCOCCEMIA(MENINGOCOCCIC INFECTIONS; REPORT OF 43 CASES OF MENINGOCOCCIC MENINGITIS AND 8 CASES OF MENINGOCOCCEMIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:12–32. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-1-12
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(1):12-32.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Neurology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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