Meningococcemia

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Meningococcemia

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The terms "Meningococcemia" returned 27 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Experimental Evidence of Bacterial Colonization of Human Coronary Microvasculature and Myocardial Tissue during Meningococcemia.
 

Author(s): Jean Bergounioux, Mathieu Coureuil, Emre Belli, Mohamed Ly, Michelle Cambillau, Nicolas Goudin, Xavier Nassif, Olivier Join-Lambert

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Meningococcal septic shock is associated with profound vasoplegia, early and severe myocardial dysfunction, and extended skin necrosis responsible for a specific clinical entity designated purpura fulminans (PF). PF represents 90% of fatal meningococcal infections. One characteristic ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2016

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[Persistent fever syndrome secondary to brain abscesses: a rare complication of the meningococcemia].
 

Author(s): A Ruiz-Serrato, J Villar-Jiménez, J Olmedo-Llanes, M C Almodóvar-Pulido, J J Carabantes-Rueda, M A García-Ordóñez

Journal: An Sist Sanit Navar. ;37(3):445-8.

 

Meningococcal disease is caused by hematogenous spreading of Neisseria meningitidis. Meningococcal sepsis occurs in around 20% of cases of meningococcal disease, meningitis in 50% and, to a lesser extent, other conditions such as pneumonia, arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis or ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2015

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Meningococcal meningitis with meningococcemia: a rare sporadic case in an elderly patient with no history of contact with infected individuals.
 

Author(s): Harumi Gomi, Nahoko Unuma, Koichi Nakao, Yuji Morisawa

Journal: Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.. 2015 ;68(1):67-9.

 

An 89-year-old Japanese woman with no history of contact with infected individuals developed meningococcal meningitis with meningococcemia. Compared with other countries, invasive meningococcal disease is relatively rare in Japan, with an annual incidence of a total of 10-20 cases ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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The terms "Meningococcemia" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Meningococcemia in Adults: A Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Shimon Takada, Sho Fujiwara, Toshiya Inoue, Yuki Kataoka, Yoshiro Hadano, Kentaro Matsumoto, Kyoko Morino, Taro Shimizu

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(6):567-72.

 

We mainly refer to the acute setting of meningococcemia. Meningococcemia is an infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis, which has 13 clinically significant serogroups that are distinguishable by the structure of their capsular polysaccharides. N. meningitidis, also called meningococcus, ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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Pathogenesis of meningococcemia.
 

Author(s): Mathieu Coureuil, Olivier Join-Lambert, Hervé Lécuyer, Sandrine Bourdoulous, Stefano Marullo, Xavier Nassif

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Neisseria meningitidis is responsible for two major diseases: cerebrospinal meningitis and/or septicemia. The latter can lead to a purpura fulminans, an often-fatal condition owing to the associated septic shock. These two clinical aspects of the meningococcal infection are consequences ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2013

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Meningococcemia without meningitis in Japan.
 

Author(s): Tetsuya Horino, Tetsuro Kato, Fumiya Sato, Mitsuo Sakamoto, Yasushi Nakazawa, Masaki Yoshida, Shoichi Onodera, Masato Kohda, Koma Matsuo, Takaoki Ishiji, Hideyuki Takahashi, Haruo Watanabe

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2008 ;47(17):1543-7.

 

We report a case of meningococcemia without meningitis, which is a rare infectious disease in Japan. A 32-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with fever and joint pain. Her clinical presentation and the results of laboratory examination on admission suggested viral infection. ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2008

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