acute fulminating meningococcemia


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meningococcemia

 [mĕ-ning″go-kok-se´me-ah]
the presence of meningococci in the blood, producing an acute fulminating disease or an insidious disorder persisting for months or years.
acute fulminating meningococcemia Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome.

a·cute ful·mi·nat·ing me·nin·go·coc·ce·mi·a

rapidly moving systemic infection with Neisseria meningitidis, usually without meningitis, characterized by rash, usually petechial or purpuric, high fever, and hypotension. May lead to death within hours.

a·cute ful·mi·nat·ing me·nin·go·coc·ce·mi·a

(ă-kyūt' ful'mi-nāt'ing mĕ-ning'gō-kok-sē'mē-ă)
Rapidly progressive systemic infection with Neisseria meningitidis, usually without meningitis, characterized by rash, usually petechial or purpuric, high fever, and hypotension. May lead to death within hours.
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