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Meningococcal pneumonia and empyema.

Authors
  • Sacks, H S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1986
Volume
80
Issue
2
Pages
290–291
Identifiers
PMID: 3080881
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of pneumonia and empyema caused by Neisseria meningitidis is described in which the diagnosis was initially missed. Meningococcal pneumonia and empyema are rare. It is important to recognize unusual manifestations of meningococcal infection promptly because of the risk of spread to contacts including health care personnel and other patients.

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