Author(s): Aggarwal M, Manchanda V, Talukdar B
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Abstract Invasive meningococcal disease has a fulminant course and high mortality. Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A is predominantly responsible for meningococcal disease in India and the developing countries. Group B meningococcus, which is prevalent in the developing world is uncommon in India. We herein report the second case of group B meningococcal infection from the country, two decades after the reporting of the first case. Ineffective vaccines against serogroup B warrant the need for close surveillance of this disease.
This article was published in Indian Pediatr
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals