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An epidemic of meningococcal infection at Zaria, Northern Nigeria. 2. The changing clinical pattern.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  531910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
1,003 patients with meningococcal disease admitted to a single hospital during the course of a three-month epidemic were studied. A progressive decline in mortality, especially among patients with acute meningococcaemia, and a falling incidence of systemic and severe neurological complications among patients with meningitis were observed. It is suggested that the virulence of the causative group A meningococcus declined as the epidemic progressed.
Authors:
B M Greenwood; P G Cleland; M H Haggie; L S Lewis; J T Macfarlane; A Taqi; H C Whittle
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0035-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-17     Completed Date:  1980-04-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  563-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks / epidemiology*
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Meningitis, Meningococcal / complications,  epidemiology,  mortality
Meningococcal Infections / complications,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Nigeria
Sepsis / etiology,  mortality

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