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Type: Journal article
Title: The clinical burden and predictors of sequelae following invasive meningococcal disease in Australian children
Author: Wang, B.
Clarke, M.
Thomas, N.
Howell, S.
Afzali, H.
Marshall, H.
Citation: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2014; 33(3):316-318
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0891-3668
1532-0987
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Bing Wang, Michelle Clarke, Natalie Thomas, Stuart Howell, Hossein Haji Ali Afzali, Helen Marshall
Abstract: Of 109 children admitted to a tertiary paediatric hospital with a diagnosis of invasive meningococcal disease from 2000-2011, 37.6% (n = 41) developed sequelae; for serogroup B, 41.3% developed sequelae. Independent predictors of sequelae included: fever ≥ 39 °C on hospital presentation [odds ratio (OR): 4.5; P = 0.012] and a diagnosis of septicemia with meningitis compared with septicemia alone (OR: 15.5; P < 0.001) and meningitis alone (OR: 7.8; P = 0.002).
Keywords: Invasive meningococcal disease; sequelae
Rights: © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
RMID: 0030008397
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000043
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1016272
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