Underestimation of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Italy
, Francesco Nieddu1
, Maria Moriondo1
, Giuseppe Indolfi, Clementina Canessa, Silvia Ricci, Leila Bianchi, Daniele Serranti, Giovanni Maria Poggi, and Massimo Resti
Author affiliations: Anna Meyer Children’s University Hospital, Florence (C. Azzari, F. Nieddu, M. Moriondo, G. Indolfi, C. Canessa, S. Ricci, L. Bianchi, D. Serranti, G.M. Poggi, M. Resti); University of Florence Department of Health Sciences, Florence, Italy (C. Azzari, F. Nieddu, M. Moriondo, S. Ricci, D. Serranti, G.M. Poggi)
Figure 1. Distribution of patients diagnosed with invasive meningococcal disease during hospitalization or postmortem evaluation, by test performed for Neisseria meningitidis (real-time PCR [rPCR] or rPCR and culture), from a national register for molecular surveillance of invasive bacterial disease, Italy, 2007–2014.
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