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Arch Intern Med. 1988 Jun;148(6):1441-2.

Chronic meningococcal meningitis. An association with C5 deficiency.

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Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital and Medical School, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Abstract

A 44-year-old man with a history of presumed meningococcal meningitis 32 years before, presented with a three-month illness, characterized by fever, 13.5-kg (30-lb) weight loss, occipital headache, shoulder pain, and muscle weakness, which had been diagnosed as "polymyositis" and treated accordingly. Evaluation revealed meningococcal meningitis due to serogroup W135 and a C5 deficiency. Evidence for the occurrence of chronic meningococcal meningitis is described.

PMID:
3132125
DOI:
10.1001/archinte.148.6.1441
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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