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Meningococcal Infections

  • Campbell L. Stewart
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Abstract

Neisseria meningitides is a gram negative bacterium which causes meningitis and rapidly progressive sepsis resulting in fatal shock in 70–90% of untreated patients, with treatment mortality rates still as high as 10–20%.

Keywords

Bacterial infection Sepsis Shock DIC Ischemia 

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    Stephens DS, et al. Epidemic meningitis, meningococcaemia, and Neisseria meningitidis. Lancet. 2007;369(9580):2196–210.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Drage LA, et al. Clinical pearls in dermatology. Mayo Clin Proc. 2012;87(7):695–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Campbell L. Stewart
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  1. 1.Division of Dermatology, Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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