Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Jerusalem.

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    Epidemiology & Infection. Jun2008, Vol. 136 Issue 6, p782-789. 8p.
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      SUMMARYNeisseria meningitidisis an important cause of childhood meningitis and septicaemia. Between 1999 and 2005, 133 invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) cases occurred in Jerusalem, 112 (84?2%) of them in children aged 0?14 years. The annual incidence rate in Jerusalem was higher than the national average (2?45?0?6 vs. 1?13?0?16/100 000 population, P=0?002). Most of the children (82?1%) were from low socio-economic Arab and Jewish ultra-orthodox communities; mortality was higher among Arab than Jewish children (1?3 vs. 0?22/100 000 person-years, P=0?004). A cluster of 10 children with severe meningococcal sepsis (three fatalities) emerged in the winter of 2003?2004. Compared to the other 102 cases in 1999?2005 both meningococcaemia (100% vs. 51%, P=0?003) and mortality (30% vs. 6?9%, P=0?014) rates were higher. Serogroup B comprised 77?6% of the bacterial isolates. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis showed considerable variability among cluster isolates, but significant resemblance in Arab cases throughout 1999?2005. The increased susceptibility of specific sub-populations to IMD necessitates further evaluation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      0950-2688
    • Accession Number:
      10.1017/S0950268807009259
    • Accession Number:
      32786694
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      Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Jerusalem. Epidemiology & Infection, [s. l.], v. 136, n. 6, p. 782–789, 2008. DOI 10.1017/S0950268807009259. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=32786694. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
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      Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Jerusalem. Epidemiology & Infection. 2008;136(6):782-789. doi:10.1017/S0950268807009259
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      Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Jerusalem. (2008). Epidemiology & Infection, 136(6), 782–789. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268807009259
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      “Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Children in Jerusalem.” 2008. Epidemiology & Infection 136 (6): 782–89. doi:10.1017/S0950268807009259.
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      ‘Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Jerusalem’ (2008) Epidemiology & Infection, 136(6), pp. 782–789. doi: 10.1017/S0950268807009259.
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      “Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Children in Jerusalem.” Epidemiology & Infection, vol. 136, no. 6, June 2008, pp. 782–789. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1017/S0950268807009259.
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      “Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Children in Jerusalem.” Epidemiology & Infection 136, no. 6 (June 2008): 782–89. doi:10.1017/S0950268807009259.
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      Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Jerusalem. Epidemiology & Infection [Internet]. 2008 Jun [cited 2020 Nov 26];136(6):782–9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=32786694