Meningococcemia Following Tonsillectomy Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A 22-y-old male developed fever, arthralgias and skin rash 2 d after tonsillectomy. Blood culture grew Neisseria meningitidis. He responded well to antibiotics. Only 1 other case of meningococcal sepsis following adenotonsillectomy has previously been reported. These cases suggest a temporal association of meningococcemia with tonsillectomy.

publication date

  • January 2001