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Meningitis, meningococcal

Introduction: Meningitis, meningococcal

Description of Meningitis, meningococcal

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

Meningitis, meningococcal: See also:

Meningococcal disease:
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  »Causes of Meningococcal disease
  »Treatments for Meningococcal disease

Meningitis, meningococcal: A fulminant infection of the meninges and subarachnoid fluid by the bacterium NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS, producing diffuse inflammation and peri-meningeal venous thromboses. Clinical manifestations include FEVER, nuchal rigidity, SEIZURES, severe HEADACHE, petechial rash, stupor, focal neurologic deficits, HYDROCEPHALUS, and COMA. The organism is usually transmitted via nasopharyngeal secretions and is a leading cause of meningitis in children and young adults. Organisms from Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, B, C, Y, and W-135 have been reported to cause meningitis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp689-701; Curr Opin Pediatr 1998 Feb;10(1):13-8).
Source: MeSH 2007

Meningitis, meningococcal: Related Topics

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Meningitis, meningococcal: Rare Disease


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Meningitis, meningococcal as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Meningitis, meningococcal as a Disease

Meningitis, meningococcal: Another name for Meningococcal disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Meningococcal disease
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Meningitis, meningococcal: Related Diseases

Meningitis, meningococcal: Meningitis, meningococcal is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Meningitis, meningococcal

Some of the causes of Meningitis, meningococcal are included in the list below:

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

Symptoms of Meningitis, meningococcal (Meningococcal disease)

Some of the symptoms of Meningitis, meningococcal incude:

Treatments for Meningitis, meningococcal (Meningococcal disease)

Treatments for Meningitis, meningococcal (Meningococcal disease) include:

Treatment of Meningitis, meningococcal: For more treatment information about Meningitis, meningococcal, see treatment of Meningococcal disease (Meningitis, meningococcal)

Meningitis, meningococcal: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Meningitis, meningococcal:

Hierarchical classifications of Meningitis, meningococcal

The following list attempts to classify Meningitis, meningococcal into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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