Clinical features and outcome of pediatric Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 infection: a report of 5 cases.

We describe 5 pediatric cases of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 infection. Infectious and/or reactive extrameningeal involvement was frequent. One patient had a persistent postmeningococcal inflammatory syndrome. Four of 5 isolates belonged to the clonal complex 37. The important risk of extrameningeal complications must be borne in mind when… CONTINUE READING

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