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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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.
To encourage serogroup reporting, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) recommends that state, territorial, and local health departments encourage bacterial culture for all suspected cases of meningococcal invasive disease and that every isolate of N.