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Meningococcal antigen in diagnosis and treatment of group A meningococcal infections.

Abstract:

Meningococcal antigen was measured by countercurrent immunoelectrophoresis in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of 200 patients with group A meningococcal meningitis. Antigen was detected in the blood of 27 (13.5 per cent) patients. These patients had a worse prognosis and a higher incidence of allergic complications, such as arthritis and vasculitis, about 5 days after the start of antibiotic treatment. Antigen was found in the CSF of 129 (67.5 per cent) patients); antigen often persisted in...

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Whittle, HC More by this author
Greenwood, BM More by this author
Davidson, N More by this author
Tomkins, A More by this author
Tugwell, P More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of medicine
Volume:
58
Issue:
6
Pages:
823-828
Publication date:
1975-06-05
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EISSN:
1555-7162
ISSN:
0002-9343
URN:
uuid:2f65ab86-10f8-4950-a133-b2abfe38af79
Source identifiers:
60982
Local pid:
pubs:60982

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