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Allergic Complications of Meningococcal Disease I—Clinical Aspects

Authors
  • H. C. Whittle
  • M. T. Abdullahi
  • F. A. Fakunle
  • B. M. Greenwood
  • A. D. M. Bryceson
  • E. H. O. Parry
  • J. L. Turk
Publication Date
Jun 30, 1973
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
License
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Abstract

Out of 717 patients with meningococcal disease 53 showed one or more of the three allergic complications: 47 (6·6%) developed arthritis, 12 (1·7%) developed cutaneous vasculitis, and 6 developed episcleritis. These complications, which were often multiple, occurred six to nine days after the beginning of the illness and three to six days after the start of successful antibiotic therapy. Those patients with severe systemic disease were prone to the complications.

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