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Revista chilena de infectología

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ROSAS, Reinaldo et al. Respiratory infections and bacteremia caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.2, pp.242-243. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182015000300018.

N. meningitidis serogroup W has recently been introduced into Chile. This serogroup has been associated with hypervirulent strains capable of causing outbreaks. Furthermore, there is data suggesting that the spectrum of clinical manifestations varies among different serogroups. Here we describe three cases of community acquired respiratory infections caused by N. meningitidis W, which were diagnosed by blood culture during 2013 in our hospital.

Keywords : Meningococcal disease; serogroup W; pneumonia.

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