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J Infect. 1995 Jul;31(1):67-8.

Recurrent meningococcal septicaemia and properdin deficiency.

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, (Monsall Unit) North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall, U.K.

Abstract

A 32-year-old male presented with two episodes of meningococcal septicaemia, each of which was caused by a different serogroup of Neisseria meningitidis. Examination of the alternative pathway of complement revealed the rare X-linked disorder properdin deficiency (PD). Meningococcal Infection in complement deficiency states is discussed and the unusual features of this case are highlighted.

PMID:
8522838
DOI:
10.1016/s0163-4453(95)91550-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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