A Syrian refugee with meningococcal empyema

Akyol O., Ozkaya-Parlakay A., Uluman E., Gulhan B., Demirdag T. , Nar-Otgun S.

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS, cilt.16, sa.8, ss.1951, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Kısa Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/21645515.2019.1700715
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1951


Meningococcal infections are an important cause of mortality and morbidity in childhood. Herein we report a 2-year-old Syrian refugee boy living in Turkey diagnosed with Neisseria meningitidis serotype B infection complicated with intracranial empyema. Refugees are a sensitive population in all aspects especially infectious diseases. Endemic diseases in the refugees' own countries constitute a major health problem. Vaccination in sensitive populations and in the country would be important precaution to decrease disease burden.