Fatal Meningitis in a Healthy Young Adult Caused by Streptococcus Pnemoniae Serotypye 38, an Emerging Sertoype?
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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In December 2001, a fatal case of pneumococcal meningitis in a Marine Corps recruit was identified. The pneumococcal isolate was serotype 38, a serotype not covered by current pneumococcal vaccine formulations, This is the first report in North America of invasive disease due to this potentially emerging pathogen.
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