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Serum bactericidal activity and interaction of Neisseria meningitidis lipopolysaccharrides with the host immune system

University College, Galway, Ireland

Meningococcal disease presents as meningitis and/or septicaemia.

The cutaneous manifestations of meningococcal septicaemia: insights into the microbiology and pathogenesis of the disease

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

Meningococcal septicaemia resulting in septic shock and multi organ failure remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood.

The molecular basis of rifampicin resistance in Neisseria meningitidis

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Rifampicin is the recommended drug of choice in Scotland for the prophylactic treatment of close contacts of patients suffering from Neisseria meningitidis infections.

The role of endotoxin blebbing in the pathogenesis of meningococcal meningitis

Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Much evidence implicates endotoxin in the pathogenesis of invasive meningococcal disease.

Molecular analysis of antigenic variation of Neisseria meningitidis in the UK

National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Hertfordshire, UK

No childhood vaccines against meningococcal infection are available, despite the severity of this important disease.

Evaluation of protective immune responses to meningococcal infection, exposure and immunisation

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

The development and introduction of vaccines against meningococcal disease, particularly the group B strain has been hampered by an inadequate understanding of the biological basis of protective...

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