Fatal meningococcal meningitis in a 2-year-old child: A case report
Aleksander Mularski, Department of Legal and Forensic Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan 60-781, Poland
Czesław Żaba, Institute of Forensic Research, Cracow 31-033, Poland
Author contributions: Mularski A and Żaba C performed the postmortem examination, reviewed the literature and contributed to manuscript drafting.
Informed consent statement: No informed written consent was needed as the medicolegal autopsy was carried out at a prosecutor’s request.
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Corresponding author: Aleksander Mularski, MD, Academic Fellow, Medical Assistant, Department of Legal and Forensic Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Święcickiego 6, Poznan 60-781, Poland. email@example.com
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Received: December 20, 2018
Peer-review started: December 20, 2018
First decision: January 5, 2019
Revised: January 14, 2019
Accepted: January 29, 2019
Article in press: January 30, 2019
Published online: March 6, 2019