Neisseria meningitidis


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Neis·se·ri·a me·nin·gi·'ti·dis

a bacterial species found in the nasopharynx of humans but not in other animals; the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis and meningicoccemia; virulent organisms are strongly gram negative and occur singly or in pairs; in the latter case the cocci are elongated and are arranged with long axes parallel and facing sides kidney shaped; groups characterized by serologically specific capsular polysaccharides are designated by capital letters (the main serogroups being A, B, C, and D).
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Neisseria meningitidis

Meningococcus Infectious disease A gram-positive coccus which is part of the normal nasopharyngeal flora; it is one of the most common causes of meningitis in the US
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Neis·se·ri·a me·nin·gi·ti·dis

(nī-sēr'ē-ă men-in-jit'i-dis)
A species found in the nasopharynx; the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis. Virulent organisms are strongly gram-negative and occur singly or in pairs; in the latter case the cocci are elongated and are arranged with long axes parallel and facing sides kidney shaped. Groups characterized by serologically specific capsular polysaccharides are designated by capital letters (the main serogroups being A, B, C, and D).
Synonym(s): meningococcus.
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Neisser,

Albert Ludwig S., German physician, 1855-1916.
Neisseria catarrhalis
Neisseria flavescens
Neisseria gonorrhoeae - a species that causes gonorrhea in humans. Synonym(s): Neisser coccus
Neisseria lactamica
Neisseria meningitidis
Neisseria sicca
Neisseria subflava
Neisseria - a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) that are parasites of animals.
Neisseria mucosa
Neisser coccus - Synonym(s): Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisser diplococcus
Neisser syringe - a urethral syringe used in treatment of gonococcal urethritis.
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Capsular switching in invasive Neisseria meningitidis, Brazil.
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Laboratory-confirmed bacterial meningitis cases, Burkina Faso, 2012 * Latex Culture agglutination Bacterium, serogroup or PCR ([dagger]) Total Neisseria meningitidis A 0 0 0 W 1,438 13 1,451 X 207 NA 207 Y 4 0 4 C 1 0 1 Indeterminate 125 0 125 Streptococcus 527 7 534 pneumoniae Haemophilus influenzae 30 1 31 type b Total 2,332 21 2,353 * Data are from Maladies a Potentiel Epidemique case-based surveillance.
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Neisseria meningitidis as a cause of facial cellulitis.
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Meningococcal septicemia results from Neisseria meningitidis infection and leads to the rapid development of severe septic shock.
Although there are vaccines for several Neisseria meningitidis strains, the B strain caused particular difficulty for scientists.
Neisseria meningitidis is a well-known bacterium for causing meningitis.
Infections caused by Neisseria meningitidis (Nm), Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp) and Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) are responsible for high morbidity and mortality rates among children and adults in many countries each year.