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Causes of Meningococcal disease

List of causes of Meningococcal disease

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Meningococcal disease) that could possibly cause Meningococcal disease includes:

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

Primary Cause of Meningococcal disease

The primary cause of Meningococcal disease is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious disease. Some subtypes of this disease are contagious - spread easily between people, while other subtypes are infectious - transmitted by a pathogenic organism.

Meningococcal disease Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Meningococcal disease:

Meningococcal disease: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Meningococcal disease: Most common in parts of Africa and Asia...more »

Meningococcal disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Meningococcal disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Meningococcal disease:

Meningococcal disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Meningococcal disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Meningococcal disease:

  • Subtypes by body part attacked:
    • Meningococcal septicemia - blood poisoning from the bacteria
    • Meningococcemia - a mild form of blood poisoning not as severe as septicemia
  • Subtypes based on serogroup:
    • Meningococcus A - most common in Africa; causes epidemics.
    • Meningococcus B - about a third of US cases; usually sporadic rather than epidemic.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Meningococcal disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Meningococcal disease as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Meningococcal disease as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Meningococcal disease. Our database lists the following as having Meningococcal disease as a complication of that condition:

Medical news summaries relating to Meningococcal disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Meningococcal disease:

Related information on causes of Meningococcal disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Meningococcal disease may be found in:


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