Meningococcal infections: reducing the case fatality rate by giving penicillin before admission to hospital.


OBJECTIVE To determine whether parenteral penicillin given before admission to hospital reduces the case fatality rate in patients with meningococcal disease. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of 46 consecutive patients admitted to hospital with meningococcal disease from January 1986 to March 1991. SETTING District general hospital. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE… (More)

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