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June 1979

Recurrent Meningococcal Meningitis With Occult CSF Leak

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(6):702-703. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630430078026

Recurrent meningococcal meningitis was associated with a slow CSF leak in a 24-year-old man. Unique features of the case included isolation of meningococcal group 29E. We speculate that an association exists between subclinical CSF leaks and sporadic cases of meningitis.

(Arch Intern Med 139:702-703, 1979)