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May 20, 1911

A CASE OF MENINGOCOCCUS SEPTICEMIA WITH DEMONSTRATION OF THE MENINGOCOCCUS IN THE BLOOD-SMEAR

Author Affiliations

Assistant Resident Physician, Mercy Hospital BALTIMORE

JAMA. 1911;LVI(20):1446. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560200014008
Abstract

Simon2 reported a case of meningococcus septicemia in which the meningococcus was demonstrated in the blood-smear. Since then he has found the same conditions in a second case and he has told me that two or three other men have reported similar findings to him. So far as I have been able to ascertain, these are the only cases which have been observed up to the present time, and hence it may not be out of place to report briefly the following instance in which the same findings were observed.

Patient.  —A boy aged 12, was in good health until February 24, when he complained of pain over the mastoid region on both sides with some swelling and tenderness.

General Examination.  —The patient was first seen on February 27 by Dr. Beck. His pulse was 100; temperature 104 F. There was neither headache nor vomiting, but slight ptosis of

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