A Syrian patient diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis serogroup B

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TEZER H. , Ozkaya-Parlakay A., Kanik-Yuksek S., Gulhan B., Guldemir D.

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS, vol.10, no.8, pp.2482, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4161/hv.28951
  • Page Numbers: pp.2482


Meningococcal infection is an important health problem in children, with significant mortality and morbidity. In this infection, early recognition and aggressive treatment can reduce mortality. Herein we report an 11-year-old-Syrian refugee girl living in Turkey for 3 months admitting with fever, headache, and vomiting diagnosed as meningococcal meningitis type B who was cured with intravenous ceftriaxone therapy. Infections in refugee populations constitute major importance for highlighting importance of investigation of endemic diseases in their own country and contagious diseases in their present place.