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Rapid and fatal meningococcal disease due to a strain of Neisseria meningitidis containing the capsule null locus.

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Background. Neisseria meningitidis continues to be an important cause of invasive bacterial disease among children and young adults worldwide. In Canada, N. meningitidis strains that bear serogroups B and C polysaccharide capsules predominate. We report the first documented case of invasive meningococcal disease in an immunocompetent host caused by an acapsular strain of N. meningitidis containing the capsule null locus (cnl).

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1086/427875

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America More from this journal
Volume:
40
Issue:
5
Pages:
e38-e42
Publication date:
2005-03-01
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Language:
English
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pubs:119692
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uuid:f9c4e91f-7583-422f-8dea-074620bdd283
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pubs:119692
Source identifiers:
119692
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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