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Clinical Features and Outcome of Pediatric <i>Neisseria meningitidis</i> Serogroup W135 Infection: A Report of 5 Cases

Albert Faye, Patricia Mariani-Kurkdjian, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, François Angoulvant, Micheline Antonios, Guillaume Aubertin, Valérie Soussan, Edouard Bingen and Antoine Bourrillon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 11, pages 1635-1637
Published in print June 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/421022
Clinical Features and Outcome of Pediatric Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W135 Infection: A Report of 5 Cases

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We describe 5 pediatric cases of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 infection. Infectious and/or reactive extrameningeal involvement was frequent. One patient had a persistent postmeningococcal inflammatory syndrome. Four of 5 isolates belonged to the clonal complex 37. The important risk of extrameningeal complications must be borne in mind when treating children with N. meningitidis W135 infection.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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