Meningococcemias lasting as long as three weeks are still sufficiently rare to warrant rather detailed reports. Only thirteen such cases have been recorded in this country, although papers from French, English and German sources describe a considerable number of such septicemias. Most of these have been observed since the World War, the epidemics of meningococcus origin which occurred at that time serving to focus attention on such infections.
The following case of meningococcemia is reported because:
It persisted for a period of five months with consistently positive blood cultures.
There was no parallelism between the patient's general condition and the recovery of the organism from the blood stream.
There was no endocarditis or any other demonstrable focus of infection.
REPORT OF CASE
—R. H., a white man, aged 38, married, a mule trader, was admitted to the isolation division of the Memphis General Hospital, March 24, 1928, with a
GRAVES WR, DULANEY AD, MICHELSON ID. CHRONIC MENINGOCOCCEMIA: REFORT OF CASE. JAMA. 1929;92(23):1923–1925. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700490023008
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