Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 23rd, 2005
According to published research from the United States, "Neisseria meningitidis remains the leading cause of fatal sepsis. Cultures may not be available in fulminant fatal cases. An immunohistochemical assay for N. meningitidis was applied to formalin-fixed samples from 14 patients with meningococcal disease. Histopathologic findings in 12 fatal cases included interstitial pneumonitis, hemorrhagic adrenal glands, myocarditis, meningitis, and thrombi in the glomeruli and...
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