Meningococcal disease: how to prevent and how to manage.


Meningococcal disease is a significant problem in the paediatric population. The diagnosis of meningococcal disease can be problematic and progression of the disease can rapidly lead to a life-threatening illness. Despite the success of antibiotic treatment, mortality rates remain high. The development of protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccines has significantly improved the success of vaccination in reducing the incidence of meningococcal disease. However, a comprehensive vaccine conferring protection against disease-associated serogroups remains elusive. The aim of this review is to highlight recent significant improvements in the prevention and management of meningococcal disease.

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@article{Balmer2002MeningococcalDH, title={Meningococcal disease: how to prevent and how to manage.}, author={Paul Balmer and Elizabeth Miller}, journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases}, year={2002}, volume={15 3}, pages={275-81} }