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Minerva Pediatrica 2000 November;52(11):659-60

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Early onset neonatal sepsis due to Neisseria meningitidis B.

Casanova-Román M., Rios J., Garcia-Del Rio M., Martínez-Valverde A


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The onset of meningococcal infection in the first 72 hours after birth has only been reported on a few occasions; The authors describe a case where it was confirmed that the bacteria responsible, Neisseria meningitidis group B, grew in the newborn's blood and in the mother's lochia. The transmission mechanisms are also reviewed.

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