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An atypical form of infantile meningococcal meningitis
  1. Christelle Xian-Ting Tan1,2,
  2. Yang Chern Lim2
  1. 1 Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  2. 2 Paediatrics, National University Healthcare System, Singapore, Singapore
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christelle Xian-Ting Tan, christellexttan{at}


We describe a rare case of infantile meningococcal (serotype B) meningitis in a 3-month-old Chinese boy with an atypical indolent presentation with prolonged persistent fever despite appropriate antimicrobial therapy likely due to drug fever. The case highlights the need for continued vigilance in identifying similar cases in the future.

  • Resuscitation
  • General surgery
  • Trauma
  • Medical education

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed to the writing of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.