Drug use in acute meningococcal disease.

  title={Drug use in acute meningococcal disease.},
  author={Katrina Cathie and Michael Levin and Saul N. Faust},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition},
  volume={93 5},
Accepted 16 July 2008 Meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia are systemic infections caused by the Gram negative diplococcus Neisseria meningitidis. Despite the recent success of the national vaccination programme against serogroup C disease, meningococcal septicaemia and meningitis remain frightening for both parents and clinicians. The advent of antimicrobial therapy in the last century reduced the mortality rate from 20% to 10%, 2 but overall mortality has not fallen further since the mid… CONTINUE READING


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