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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Gina died of meningococcemia, one of very few diseases that can kill a healthy child within hours, according to health experts.
Bacolod City - The City Health Office on Wednesday said it can not prove with certainty that the five-year-old boy who died 10 days ago was a victim of meningococcemia.
html) Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) , "Doctors call septicemia (a bloodstream infection) caused by Neisseria meningitidis meningococcal septicemia or meningococcemia.
The available data on meningococcemia in the African meningitis belt are sparse, but meningitis appears to be a more common clinical manifestation of N.
There were no reported cases of meningococcemia in Taguig, the local government assure the public on Sunday, after posts appeared on social media that the deadly bacterial infection had killed five students.
Street said Jones did not display a rash, an altered mental state or other telltale signs of the disease, and had a particularly aggressive strain of meningococcemia, which is a bloodstream infection caused by the same type of bacteria that causes meningitis when it infects a person's brain and spinal cord.
Meningococcemia is a life-threatening condition; a health practitioner confronting its symptoms in a patient must make a rapid diagnosis or risk the condition's becoming unmanageable.
Acute abdomen as initial manifestation of meningococcemia.
The differential diagnosis for dengue fever is broad, and can include chikungunya fever, malaria, leptospirosis, meningococcemia, drug eruption, and Zika fever.
In this form of pericarditis, pericardial or blood cultures are positive for Neisseria meningitidis but there is no meningeal involvement or clinical meningococcemia (4).
The outbreak at the University of Oregon, Eugene, which started in mid-January, included six cases in students, with one death from meningococcemia in February.
The outbreak at the University of Oregon, Eugene, which started in January, included six cases in students, with one death from meningococcemia in February.