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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   SEPTEMBER 2014 , Volume 43 , Number 9; Page(s) 1301 To 1302.
 
Paper: 

AN ADOLESCENT BOY PRESENTING WITH COMPLICATED MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS SEROGROUP A: WHAT IS THE STATE OF COMMUNITY AWARENESS FOR THIS SERIOUS DISEASE? (LETTER TO THE EDITOR)

 
 
Author(s):  KANIK YUKSEK SALIHA*, TEZER HASAN, OZKAYA PARLAKAY ASLINUR, SAYED OSKOVI HULYA, TURAN MERAL
 
* PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE DEPARTMENT, ANKARA HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY CHILDREN'S TRAINING AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL, ANKARA, TURKEY
 
Abstract: 

Dear Editor-in-Chief Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), which may be highly variable spectrum of clinical manifestations, is important for acute and chronic complications in the age groups of children and adolescents. There is limited information regarding community and awareness of IMD, especially in the adolescents as a target group.
The assessment of community knowledge and awareness of IMD have to be known to understand the general public’s view of the disease in order to help developing community educational programs targeted to specific age groups. Otherwise, an unconscious community against this serious disease that can be fatal may be led to irreversible and life-threat complications in surviving patients…

 
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