The German Meningococcal Network

C.B. Müller, S. Bélard, A. Heinzmann, A. Gerecke, M. Kirschfink, U. Vogel & R. Berner
Introduction: Invasive meningococcal infections are an uncommon but redoubtable cause of sepsis. In 2009, the incidence amounted to 493 cases in Germany (0.6/100,000) with an overall mortality of 8%. The disease pattern ranges from overwhelming sepsis to purulent meningitis and nearly asymptomatic[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]