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What is Meningococcal A?

What is Meningococcal A?

  • Meningococcal A: Meningococcal meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningococcal meningitis A is caused by meningococcus A which is mostly common in hyperendemic areas in Africa known as the meningitis belt.

Meningococcal A: Introduction

Types of Meningococcal A:

Broader types of Meningococcal A:

How serious is Meningococcal A?

Prognosis of Meningococcal A: The death rate ranges from 5% to 15%, with young children and adults over 50 having the highest risk of death.
Complications of Meningococcal A: see complications of Meningococcal A

What causes Meningococcal A?

Causes of Meningococcal A: see causes of Meningococcal A

What are the symptoms of Meningococcal A?

Symptoms of Meningococcal A: see symptoms of Meningococcal A

Complications of Meningococcal A: see complications of Meningococcal A

Onset of Meningococcal A: The onset of the disease may be rapid and may start with an upper respiratory infection or sore throat. The infection occurs more often in winter or spring and may cause local epidemics at boarding schools, college dormitories, or military bases.

Can anyone else get Meningococcal A?

More information: see contagiousness of Meningococcal A
Inheritance: see inheritance of Meningococcal A

Meningococcal A: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Meningococcal A.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Meningococcal A.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Meningococcal A: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Meningococcal A.
Treatments for Meningococcal A: see treatments for Meningococcal A

Name of Meningococcal A

Main name of condition: Meningococcal A


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