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Nosocomial meningococcemia in a physician.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10466560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a pediatrician who developed meningococcal meningitis after performing endotracheal intubation without protection on a child who was suspected of having meningoencephalitis. This case emphasizes the necessity for healthcare workers who perform high-risk procedures to use personal protection devices (i.e., respirators and protective goggles). Unprotected healthcare workers with high exposure to Neisseria meningitidis should receive chemoprophylaxis.
J F Gehanno; L Kohen-Couderc; J F Lemeland; J Leroy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0899-823X     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-12     Completed Date:  1999-10-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Institute of Occupational Health, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, Rouen, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection*
Infection Control
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional*
Meningitis, Meningococcal / transmission*
Occupational Health*
Protective Clothing

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