Complications and sequelae of meningococcal infections in children.

  title={Complications and sequelae of meningococcal infections in children.},
  author={Morven S. Edwards and Carol J. Baker},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={99 4},
Eight-six children with meningococcal meningitis or bacteremia were evaluated prospectively between 1977 and 1979 to determine the incidence of complications and features predictive of their development. The majority (83%) of these infections were caused by serogroup B strains. Twenty-seven percent of survivors experienced one or more suppurative, allergic, or neurologic complications. Hearing loss, noted in 9% of children, occurred significantly more often in patients with admission… CONTINUE READING


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