ANDREW H. MEYER
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During the period from July 1942 through May 1944, 165 cases of meningococcic meningitis were seen at the Highland-Alameda County Hospital. As this is a relatively large series, it was decided to report the group, especially since the mortality in the proved cases was 4 per cent.
Of these 165 cases, the spinal fluid showed meningococci on direct smear in 120 instances and positive cultures in an additional 30 instances, making a total of 150 cases in which the etiology was proved. The additional 15 cases were included because purulent spinal fluid was demonstrated, and they occurred during epidemic periods
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MEYER AH. MENINGOCOCCIC MENINGITIS: REPORT ON 165 CASES(MENINGOCOCCIC MENINGITIS: REPORT ON 165 CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:543–545. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-4-543
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(4):543-545.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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