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Sporadic isolated congenital asplenia with fulminant pneumococcal meningitis: a case report and updated literature review

BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:777

Received: 5 June 2017

Accepted: 10 December 2017

Published: 18 December 2017

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Original Submission
5 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Emma Best
19 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sarah S. Long
2 Dec 2017 Author responded Author comments - Shigeo Iijima
Resubmission - Version 2
2 Dec 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
18 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2896-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan