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The pathogenesis of capillary leak and coagulopathy in meningococcal sepsis

Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK

Meningococcal disease is the commonest infectious cause of death in children in the UK. There are approximately 3,000 cases annually.


Development and evaluation of a novel test for rapid diagnosis and typing of bacterial meningitis

Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

A simple user-friendly test for rapid diagnosis of bacterial meningitis has been devised for use in routine diagnostic laboratories.


Health care delivery and the outcome of meningococcal disease in children

Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK

Meningococcal infection remains an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality.


In vivo gene expression in Neisseria meningitidis

Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Vaccines are urgently required for control of meningococcal disease.


Investigation into rates of acquisition and carriage of meningococci in university students

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Evidence suggest that students in universities are at a significantly higher risk of invasive meningococcal disease than other young adults. The bringing together of many young people into communal...


Meningococcal vaccine design, screening a meningococcal expression library for CD4+ T-cell stimulating recombinants using specific meningococcal T-cell clones

Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

Capsular polysaccharides (CPS) are T-cell independent and meningococcal CPS vaccines therefore produce short lived immunity.


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