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Research into meningococcal disease is too fragmented

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 16 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:196
  1. S Hoare, Consultant paediatrician (
  1. Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

    EDITOR—Continuing research into meningococcal disease has reached a crossroads. A meeting last year on this subject, hosted by the Royal College of Physicians of London and sponsored by the Meningitis Research Foundation, presented an overview of the many treatment modalities currently being explored in an attempt to reduce a still unacceptable morbidity and mortality. So diverse and sometimes contradictory were these modalities that there was a plea for the audience not to leave disheartened and confused, …

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