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September 4, 1943

MENINGOCOCCIC INFECTION IN SOLDIERS

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES; MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES; MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

From the Medical Service, Station Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

JAMA. 1943;123(1):1-9. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840360003001
Abstract

One hundred and twelve patients with meningococcic infection were studied at the Station Hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, between Jan. 1, 1942 and April 17, 1943. Eighty of these patients had meningitis, and 32 had bacteremia without localization in the meninges. Our purpose in the present communication is to describe certain observations in connection with meningococcic infections, particularly as they relate to pathogenesis and to present data on the efficiency of the treatment of this infection with sulfadiazine.

During 1942 at this post the disease occurred sporadically and there were only 16 cases in a large troop population. Beginning on Dec. 30, 1942 there was a decided increase in incidence. The weekly rate for the post as a whole reached 8 per thousand annually while the weekly rate for organizations composed of unseasoned troops went as high as 20 per thousand annually. Approximately one third of the soldiers at

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