William H. Wood Jr., M.D.; Emanuel Wolinsky, M.D.
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A group of 20 patients was selected from a large number of patients with acute pneumonia seen over a period of 18 months. Four had positive blood cultures for Neisseria meningitidis. The rest had admission sputum cultures containing large numbers of meningococci. The cases were grouped into three categories on the basis of clinical data. Four cases in bacteremic patients without evidence of meningitis were classified as definite meningococcal pneumonia; presumptive meningococcal pneumonia—five cases in which the only bacterial pathogen found in the sputum was N. meningitidis; and questionable meningococcal pneumonia —11 cases in which there were large numbers of
Wood WH, Wolinsky E. Bacteriologic and Serologic Evidence for Neisseria meningitidis in Acute Pneumonia.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:829. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-829_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):829.
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