Long-term persistence of a discotheque-associated invasive Neisseria meningitidis group C strain as proven by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and porA gene sequencing

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A duster of a Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C strain causing invasive disease was investigated. Five out of seven cases were associated with a particular discotheque. The strains were indistinguishable, as revealed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and sequencing of variable regions of the porA gene, but caused strikingly different clinical presentations during 5 months.


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  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Örebro University Hospital
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  • Microbiology in the medical area
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1638-1640
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May 3
Publication categoryResearch