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W135 meningococcal pericarditis: report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15602205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pericarditis is a rare but recognized complication of meningococcal disease. After the 2000 and 2001 hajj in Saudi Arabia, a worldwide outbreak of meningococcal W135:2a:P1.2,5 (epidemic strain) was reported including the United Kingdom. Cases of meningococcal disease occurred in pilgrims and their household contacts; and community spread occurred among non-Muslims. Between July 2001 and January 2002, 2 children with pericarditis associated with W135 meningococcal disease were admitted to our hospital in east London.
Haitham El Bashir; Robert Klaber; Ahsanullah El Baki; Robert Booy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0891-3668     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-16     Completed Date:  2005-01-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  969-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Academic Centre for Child Health, St. Bartholomew's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Meningococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Neisseria meningitidis, Serogroup W-135*
Pericarditis / microbiology*
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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