Respiratory viruses and mycoplasma as cofactors for epidemic group A meningococcal meningitis.

@article{Moore1990RespiratoryVA,
  title={Respiratory viruses and mycoplasma as cofactors for epidemic group A meningococcal meningitis.},
  author={Patrick S Moore and Johannes Hierholzer and Wallis Dewitt and K Gouan and D Djor{\'e} and Theo Lippeveld and Bonnie B. Plikaytis and Claire V. Broome},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1990},
  volume={264 10},
  pages={1271-5}
}
To investigate the role of coincident respiratory viral and mycoplasmal agents in the pathogenesis of meningococcal meningitis, we performed a matched case-control study of 62 patients with group A meningococcal meningitis during an epidemic in Chad. Case patients were more likely than controls to have nasal colonization or infection with respiratory viruses and Mycoplasma species (matched odds ratio, 23; 95% confidence interval, 3.1 to 170). Respiratory pathogens were found more commonly in… CONTINUE READING

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