oa South African Medical Journal - The treatment of leptomeningitis : report of fifty cases treated at a Witwatersrand mine hospital

Volume 25, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The treatment of 44 cases of meningococcal meningitis and 6 cases of pneumococcal meningitis is discussed. Reasons for the high incidence of leptomeningitis among tropical mine natives are suggested. The clinical picture of meningococcal meningitis as seen in 44 cases is reviewed.

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