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Meningococcemia

  • Danielle Wickman
  • Jan M. Shoenberger
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the key highlights of meningococcemia and the important clinical findings. It covers essential topics such as clinical presentations (typical and atypical), differential diagnosis, clinically relevant physical exam findings, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of the disease. This chapter also includes multiple tables and bullet points of key facts to help reinforce important learning points.

Keywords

Meningococcemia Infection Rash Petechiae Meningitis Headache Fever 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineLos Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern CaliforniaCAUSA

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