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A 3-month-old infant with unremarkable medical history presented to the emergency room with a 72-hour history of fever, poor feeding and irritability. Blood tests were performed showing C reactive protein of 30 mg/dL, PCT of 9 ng/mL and white cell count of 9.8 x109/L with 46% neutrophils. Cerebrospinal fluid Gram stain showed Gram-negative cocci, which were later confirmed by culture to be Neisseria meningitidis serotype C. The patient was admitted and …
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