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Neisseria meningitidis

Introduction: Neisseria meningitidis

Description of Neisseria meningitidis

Neisseria meningitidis (medical condition): Meningococcal disease is not only meningitis, but actually includes several types of disease, all caused by ...more

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Meningococcal disease:
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Neisseria meningitidis: gram-negative, aerobic bacteria; a commensal and pathogen only of humans, and can be carried asymptomatically in the nasopharynx; when found in cerebrospinal fluid it is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis; also found in venereal discharges and blood; there are at least 13 serogroups based on antigenic differences in the capsular polysaccharides; the ones causing most meningitis infections being A, B, C, Y, and W-135; each serogroup can be further classifed by serotype, serosubtype, and immunotype.
Source: CRISP

Neisseria meningitidis: A species of gram-negative, aerobic BACTERIA. It is a commensal and pathogen only of humans, and can be carried asymptomatically in the NASOPHARYNX. When found in cerebrospinal fluid it is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis (MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL). It is also found in venereal discharges and blood. There are at least 13 serogroups based on antigenic differences in the capsular polysaccharides; the ones causing most meningitis infections being A, B, C, Y, and W-135. Each serogroup can be further classified by serotype, serosubtype, and immunotype.
Source: MeSH 2007

Neisseria meningitidis: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Neisseria meningitidis:

Neisseria meningitidis: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neisseria meningitidis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neisseria meningitidis, or a subtype of Neisseria meningitidis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neisseria meningitidis as a Disease

Neisseria meningitidis: Another name for Meningococcal disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Meningococcal disease
  »Symptoms of Meningococcal disease
  »Causes of Meningococcal disease
  »Treatments for Meningococcal disease

Neisseria meningitidis: Related Diseases

Neisseria meningitidis: Neisseria meningitidis is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Neisseria meningitidis

Some of the causes of Neisseria meningitidis are included in the list below:

  • Meningococcal meningitis is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (also known as meningococcus)

Symptoms of Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcal disease)

Some of the symptoms of Neisseria meningitidis incude:

Treatments for Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcal disease)

Treatments for Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcal disease) include:

Treatment of Neisseria meningitidis: For more treatment information about Neisseria meningitidis, see treatment of Meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitidis)

Neisseria meningitidis: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Neisseria meningitidis:

Terms associated with Neisseria meningitidis:

Terms Similar to Neisseria meningitidis:

Source - NIH

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Neisseria meningitidis:

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Neisseria meningitidis

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Neisseria meningitidis can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Neisseria meningitidis:

Source: CRISP

The description of Neisseria meningitidis may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Neisseria meningitidis

The following list attempts to classify Neisseria meningitidis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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