meningococcal septicaemia

meningococcal septicaemia

An infection arising in the respiratory tract linked to aggressive N meningococcus strains.

Epidemiology
Transmitted by droplet to family members or close exposures; more in winter/early spring, especially < age 5.
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Vivienne Bell, from Wearside said: "I am supporting MRF's campaign because I contracted meningococcal septicaemia in May 2008 when I was 56 years old.
Vivienne Bell, from Wearside, said: "I am supporting MRF's campaign because I contracted meningococcal septicaemia in May 2008, when I was 56 years old.
The organism may either cause meningococcal meningitis alone, together with meningococcal septicaemia or meningococcal septicaemia alone.
The Glass Test If you press the side of a clear glass firmly against the skin and the rash doesn't fade, it's a sign of meningococcal septicaemia.
The Cavan mother said: "My son Mark contracted meningococcal septicaemia when he was six years old and we are so lucky that he is here with us today.
When Smith was four months old, he contracted meningococcal septicaemia, a form of sepsis, leaving him with multiple amputations.
According to the Meningitis Trust, children under five are most at risk from the illness and meningococcal septicaemia, with teenagers and young adults aged between 16 and 25 being the next at-risk group.
He was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia, spent a week in a coma and lost a stoneand-a-half, but made a speedy recovery and returned to studies in January.
Tragically, meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year and kill more children under five than any other infectious disease.
The little boy from Cardiff had to have his legs partially amputated in January 2012 after suffering meningococcal septicaemia.
Pupils from six-year-old Caden's school, Ladywell Primary School in Motherwell, recorded O, Holy Night to support him during his month-long battle with meningococcal septicaemia.
I lost my son Spencer to meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia some time ago and can well imagine the pain that all those who knew Christopher are suffering.