SAMUEL S. RIVEN, M.D.; ABEL A. APPLEBAUM, M.D.
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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
RIVEN SS, APPLEBAUM AA. Chronic Meningococcemia Without Localizing Signs*: Report of a Case. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1387–1394. doi: https://doi.org/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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