Accession Number : ADP006574
Title : Dramatic Reduction of Meningococcal Meningitis among Military Recruits in Italy after Introduction of Specific Vaccination,
Corporate Author : ROME UNIV (ITALY)
Personal Author(s) : Biselli, R. ; Fattorossi, A. ; Matricardi, P. M. ; Nisini, R. ; Stroffolini, T.
Report Date : APR 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Before the advent of chemotherapy, mortality from meningococcal meningitis was 50%-80% during was epidemics and 30%-45% among sporadic cases; among infants, mortality was close to 100% (1). The discovery of the sulfonamides lowered mortality dramatically, and the situation has since remained unchanged. In fact, the overall mortality from meningococcal meningitis varies at present from 2% to 12% (Table 1). of drugs in this field, the problem of meningococcal meningitis is far from being solved.
Descriptors : *CHEMOTHERAPY, *MENINGITIS, *AEROSPACE MEDICINE, DRUGS, INFANTS, SULFONAMIDES.
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE