meningococcal meningitis

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meningococcal meningitis

[mə¦niŋ·gə¦käk·əl ‚men·ən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the meninges caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus).
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The outbreak at the University of Oregon, Eugene, which started in January, included six cases in students, with one death from meningococcemia in February.
A bacteria that lives in the nose and throat causes meningococcal disease, which can lead to meningitis, the emergency swelling of the membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord, or meningococcemia, an infection of the bloodstream.
Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is the causative 1 Vpathogen of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), which includes a set of infectious syndromes, mainly meningitis or meningococcemia (septicemia) and, less commonly, pneumonia or other infections (1).
The generalized Shwartzman reaction has been well described in fulminant gram-negative septicemia in pregnancy and meningococcemia.
This is a bacterial infection that can invade the spinal cord and lining of the brain, leading to meningitis, or it can infect the bloodstream, leading to a form of sepsis called meningococcemia.
Giant condyloma with demise secondary to meningococcemia in an infant boy.
17, 2009), wherein a six-month-old child was mistakenly diagnosed with a simple virus and discharged home yet was suffering from meningococcemia.
Manila: A government-run hospital in Makati City was closed after the death of 32 infants from "neo-sepsis", or a bacterial infection caused by suspected spread of deadly meningococcemia, the authorities said.
WESTBORO - The 17-year old Westboro teen struck with meningococcemia made a breakthrough yesterday: He managed to walk to the bathroom with the aid of a walker.
Costarella, who diagnosed her with meningococcemia.