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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A school nurse and a counsellor were on hand to talk to pupils concerned about health issues surrounding the death of the teenager on Wednesday afternoon from meningococcal septicaemia infection.
Cy was transferred from Gateshead's QE hospital to Newcastle General where doctors said it was one of the worst cases of meningococcal septicaemia they had ever seen.
HEALTH chiefs yesterday confirmed that a baby has died from meningococcal septicaemia.
One of them did develop meningococcal septicaemia but has made a full recovery.
Natalie Jackson, 18, from Southport, recovered from meningococcal septicaemia in January last year after initially believing her symptoms were a bad New Year's Eve hangover.
One girl died from a confirmed case of meningococcal septicaemia. The other child is thought to have contracted the same bug.
She set up the Meningitis Association Scotland in 1990 after her 18-year-old son Lee died of meningococcal septicaemia - blood poisoning from a massive infection in his brain.
He is recovering from suspected meningococcal septicaemia at a Sheffield hospital.
Yesterday the Chronicle reported how the 23-month-old's life hung in the balance after he contracted meningococcal septicaemia.
A four-year-old boy diagnosed with probable meningococcal septicaemia died last Thursday.
Meningococcal septicaemia is a blood poisoning and symptoms include a small red rash, often with a purple bruise that does not turn white if pressure is put on it.
Deepak Patel, 25, died from meningococcal septicaemia - blood poisoning from meningitis - after a mix-up by two doctors.