Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016
Underestimation of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Italy
||Age at death
||Cause of missing or incorrect diagnosis
||First diagnosis of cause of death
|1||F||20 y||None||Died before being admitted to hospital||Sudden death||Not performed||Positive||B|
|2||M||5 mo||None||Died before being admitted to hospital||SIDS||Not performed||Positive||C|
|3||M||17 y||None||Misdiagnosis: acute myeloid leukemia||Acute myeloid leukemia||Negative||Positive||C|
|4||F||5 mo||None||Died before being admitted to hospital||Sepsis||Not performed||Positive||B|
|5||M||6 y||None||Died <1 h after hospital admission||Sepsis||Not performed||Positive||Y|
|6||F||11 mo||None||Died before being admitted to hospital||Sepsis||Not performed||Positive||C|
|7||M||4 y||None||Died before being admitted to hospital||Sepsis||Not performed||Positive||B|
|8||M||15 y||Previous meningitis at age 5 y||Negative culture-based tests||Sepsis||Negative||Positive||Y|
|9||M||20 y||Diabetes type I||Negative culture-based tests||Sepsis||Negative||Positive||C|
|10||M||13 y||None||Died at hospital admission||Sepsis||Not performed||Positive||C|
|11||M||6 y||None||Died at hospital admission||Sepsis||Not performed||Positive||B|
*SIDSs, sudden infant death syndrome; rPCR, real-time PCR.
†Of ctrA gene of Neisseria meningitidis.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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