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
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE