Neisseria meningitidis

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Neisseria meningitidis

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 898 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Host cell-derived lactate functions as an effector molecule in Neisseria meningitidis microcolony dispersal.
 

Author(s): Sara Sigurlásdóttir, Jakob Engman, Olaspers Sara Eriksson, Sunil D Saroj, Nadezda Zguna, Pilar Lloris-Garcerá, Leopold L Ilag, Ann-Beth Jonsson

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The development of meningococcal disease, caused by the human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis, is preceded by the colonization of the epithelial layer in the nasopharynx. After initial adhesion to host cells meningococci form aggregates, through pilus-pilus interactions, termed microcolonies ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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[Postoperative pulmonary disease associated with haemophilus influenzae and neisseria meningitidis in a diabetic child].
 

Author(s): Hicham Chemsi, Mohamed Frikh, Abdelhay Lemnouer, Bouchra Belfkih, Yassine Sekhsokh, Maryama Chadli, Mustapha Elouennass

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Haemophilus influenzae is a saprophyte that colonizes the nasopharynx in nearly two thirds of children and adults. Neisseria meningitidis is a strict human bacterium which lives in the nasopharynx. It can cause benign nasopharyngitis or asymptomatic colonization. We report the case ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Use of cerebrospinal fluid and serum samples impregnated on FTATM Elute filter paper for the diagnosis of infections caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
 

Author(s): Lucila Okuyama Fukasawa, Maria Gisele Gonçalves, Fábio Takenori Higa, Euclides Ayres Castilho, Ana Belén Ibarz-Pavón, Claudio Tavares Sacchi

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The lack of information regarding the burden of acute bacterial meningitis in Latin America leads to a reduction in the estimated incidence rates of the disease, and impairs public health decisions on the use and follow-up of preventive interventions, particularly, the evaluation ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Burden of Neisseria meningitidis infections in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yaowen Zhang, Dong Wei, Xinzhen Guo, Mai Han, Lichao Yuan, Moe H Kyaw

Journal: J Glob Health. 2016 Dec;6(2):020409.

 

Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia in children and young adults worldwide. The disease burden associated with N. meningitidis infections has not been systematically assessed in China. Therefore, we undertook this study to determine the ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2016

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Towards understanding the epidemiology of Neisseria meningitidis in the African meningitis belt: a multi-disciplinary overview.
 

Author(s): Lydiane Agier, Nadège Martiny, Oumy Thiongane, Judith E Mueller, Juliette Paireau, Eleanor R Watkins, Tom J Irving, Thibaut Koutangni, Hélène Broutin

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2017 Jan;54():103-112.

 

Neisseria meningitidis is the major cause of seasonal meningitis epidemics in the African meningitis belt. In the changing context of a reduction in incidence of serogroup A and an increase in incidence of serogroups W and C and of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a better understanding ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2016

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Neisseria meningitidis presenting as acute abdomen and recurrent reactive pericarditis.
 

Author(s): Karolina Akinosoglou, Angelos Alexopoulos, Nikolaos Koutsogiannis, Charalampos Gogos, Aleksandra Lekkou

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;20(6):641-644.

 

Meningococcal meningitis is a well established potential fatal infection characterized by fever, headache, petechial rash, and vomiting in the majority of cases. However, protean manifestations including abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea and cough, even though rare, should not ...

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Evaluation of Vaccinal and Natural Immunity Against Meningococcus C
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prevention of Meningococcus C Infections

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Conjugate Vaccine Against Meningococcus C a Brazilian Project
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Serogroup C Meningococcal Meningitis

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2016

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