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Fever, abdominal pain, and leukopenia in a 13-year-old: a case-based review of meningococcemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18657927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The presenting symptoms of meningococcemia are protean, and the illness is rapidly progressive and often fatal, making it simultaneously one of the most dangerous and most important illnesses the Emergency Physician can encounter. It attacks the young and it is highly contagious. This report uses one of the many unusual presentations of meningococcemia as a framework for discussing the epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of meningococcal disease.
Authors:
Renee Yuen-Jan Hsia; Ewen Wang; Wendy T Thanassi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-07-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-24     Completed Date:  2009-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Adolescent
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Female
Fever / etiology
Humans
Leukopenia / etiology
Male
Meningococcal Infections / diagnosis*
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Emerg Med. 2009 Jul;37(1):83-4   [PMID:  19176273 ]

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