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Publication Name World Journal of Clinical Cases
Manuscript ID 45151
Country of Manuscript Source Poland
Specialty Medicine, Research and Experimental
Manuscript Type Case Report
Article Title Fatal meningococcal meningitis in a 2-year-old child: A case report
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Aleksander Mularski and Czesław Żaba
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Correspondence To Aleksander Mularski, MD, Academic Fellow, Medical Assistant, Department of Legal and Forensic Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Święcickiego 6, Poznan 60-781, Poland. amularski@ump.edu.pl
Keywords Meningococcal infection; Molecular microbiology; Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome; Neisseria meningitidis; Autopsy; Cerebrospinal fluid; Case report
Core Tip We present the case of a 2-year-old patient who died suddenly with the signs of meningococcal septicemia. No etiological factor of the septicemia could be identified based on macro- and microscopic findings during an autopsy carried out seven days postmortem. However, the genetic material of group W Neisseria meningitidis was detected in cerebrospinal fluid samples based on polymerase chain reaciton (PCR). Our observations imply that microbiological PCR can be helpful in medicolegal practice, especially when an autopsy is delayed and the results of conventional bacteriological examination are unavailable or seem controversial.
Citation Mularski A, Żaba C. Fatal meningococcal meningitis in a 2-year-old child: A case report. World J Clin Cases 2019; In press
Received
2018-12-20 01:19
Peer-Review Started
2018-12-20 03:22
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2019-01-07 00:25
Return for Revision
2019-01-08 07:18
Revised
2019-01-14 09:32
Second Decision
2019-01-29 06:27
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2019-01-30 02:19
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ISSN 2307-8960 (online)
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