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Meningococcemia
Kirkland W. Davis, MD, FACR; B. J. Manaster, MD, PhD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Meningococcus, meningococcal sepsis
            • Definitions

              • Infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis

            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              CLINICAL ISSUES

              • Presentation

                • Demographics

                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                    Selected References

                    1. Brady RC: Meningococcal infections in children and adolescents: update and prevention. Adv Pediatr. 67:29-46, 2020
                    2. Takada S et al: Meningococcemia in adults: a review of the literature. Intern Med. 55(6):567-72, 2016
                    3. Nihonyanagi S et al: A very rare case of primary meningococcal arthritis in an adult male. Clin Case Rep. 3(2):76-80, 2015
                    4. Demissie DE et al: Altered neutrophil counts at diagnosis of invasive meningococcal infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 32(10):1070-2, 2013
                    5. Wick JM et al: Meningococcemia: the pediatric orthopedic sequelae. AORN J. 97(5):559-78, 2013
                    6. Sabatini C et al: Clinical presentation of meningococcal disease in childhood. J Prev Med Hyg. 53(2):116-9, 2012
                    7. Harrison LH: Epidemiological profile of meningococcal disease in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 50(S2):S37-44, 2010
                    8. Resnick D: Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Disorders. 4th ed. Saunders. 2514, 2002
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                    KEY FACTS

                    • Terminology

                      • Imaging

                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                          • Pathology

                            • Clinical Issues

                              TERMINOLOGY

                              • Synonyms

                                • Meningococcus, meningococcal sepsis
                              • Definitions

                                • Infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis

                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Brady RC: Meningococcal infections in children and adolescents: update and prevention. Adv Pediatr. 67:29-46, 2020
                                      2. Takada S et al: Meningococcemia in adults: a review of the literature. Intern Med. 55(6):567-72, 2016
                                      3. Nihonyanagi S et al: A very rare case of primary meningococcal arthritis in an adult male. Clin Case Rep. 3(2):76-80, 2015
                                      4. Demissie DE et al: Altered neutrophil counts at diagnosis of invasive meningococcal infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 32(10):1070-2, 2013
                                      5. Wick JM et al: Meningococcemia: the pediatric orthopedic sequelae. AORN J. 97(5):559-78, 2013
                                      6. Sabatini C et al: Clinical presentation of meningococcal disease in childhood. J Prev Med Hyg. 53(2):116-9, 2012
                                      7. Harrison LH: Epidemiological profile of meningococcal disease in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 50(S2):S37-44, 2010
                                      8. Resnick D: Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Disorders. 4th ed. Saunders. 2514, 2002