meningococcal invasive disease

meningococcal invasive disease

Any severe infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis (e.g., meningitis, meningococcemia).
 
Aetiology
N meningitidis group B  > N meningitidis group C > N meningitidis group A.
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Since January 1, 2010, 15 cases of meningococcal invasive disease were reported in Oklahoma, reinforcing that it is a crucial time for Oklahoma City parents to have their children vaccinated against these potentially deadly diseases.
Antimicrobial drug susceptibilities for meningococcal invasive disease Neisseria meningitidis isolates, Minnesota, USA, 1993-2003 * Antimicrobial drug susceptibility ([section]) 1996 1997 1998 1999 Rifampin 97 100 100 100 Ceftriaxone NA NA 100 100 Ciprofloxacin NA NA 100 100 Chloramphenicol 100 100 100 100 Meropenem 100 100 100 100 Penicillin 89 92 83 96 Trimethoprim- 62 32 42 29 sulfa methoxazole No.