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A CASE OF MENINGOCOCCUS MENINGITIS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE HYDROCEPHALUS IN THE NEWLY BORN

A CASE OF MENINGOCOCCUS MENINGITIS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE HYDROCEPHALUS IN THE NEWLY BORN Although meningococcus meningitis is a common disease in later infancy and childhood, it is extremely rare during the first two months of life. In a careful review of the literature, I have been able to find reported only six cases of meningococcus meningitis occuring in infants under 2 months of age, only one of these having associated obstructive hydrocephalus. There are reported twenty-eight cases of meningitis due to organisms other than the meningococcus occurring in infants under 2 months of age. The causative organisms, and ages are shown in Table 1. REVIEW OF LITERATURE Meningococcus Cases.—Holt,1 in a discussion of 300 cases of meningitis in infancy and childhood mentions one case of meningococcus meningitis in an infant 5 weeks of age. This patient died of marasmus after all acute symptoms had subsided. Koplik,2 in an article on meningitis in the newly-born and infants up to 3 months of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

A CASE OF MENINGOCOCCUS MENINGITIS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE HYDROCEPHALUS IN THE NEWLY BORN

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1921 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1921.01910350087011
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Abstract

Although meningococcus meningitis is a common disease in later infancy and childhood, it is extremely rare during the first two months of life. In a careful review of the literature, I have been able to find reported only six cases of meningococcus meningitis occuring in infants under 2 months of age, only one of these having associated obstructive hydrocephalus. There are reported twenty-eight cases of meningitis due to organisms other than the meningococcus occurring in infants under 2 months of age. The causative organisms, and ages are shown in Table 1. REVIEW OF LITERATURE Meningococcus Cases.—Holt,1 in a discussion of 300 cases of meningitis in infancy and childhood mentions one case of meningococcus meningitis in an infant 5 weeks of age. This patient died of marasmus after all acute symptoms had subsided. Koplik,2 in an article on meningitis in the newly-born and infants up to 3 months of

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1921

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