meningococcal septicemia

meningococcal septicemia

Meningococcemia Infectious disease 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. See Neisseria meningococcus.
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A 10-month-old baby from Wyke in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom was admitted to hospital a month ago after the doctors diagnosed her with Meningococcal Septicemia.
html) Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) , "Doctors call septicemia (a bloodstream infection) caused by Neisseria meningitidis meningococcal septicemia or meningococcemia.
When someone has meningococcal septicemia, the bacteria enter the bloodstream and multiply, damaging the walls of the blood vessels.
They found a rash, typical of meningococcal septicemia," said Gina, from Norwich, who works for Meningitis Research.
She was initially thought to have a hematologic disorder before meningococcal septicemia was suspected.
There are between 70 and 80 cases of meningitis in Liverpool each year and around half of these are cases of meningococcal septicemia.
The incidence of the disease is higher in Europe, where it is known as meningococcal septicemia.
A more lethal form of the disease, meningococcal septicemia - a form of blood poisoning - rose by 21 per cent, leading to fears that the bug has taken on a much nastier form.
Known in Europe as meningococcal septicemia, meningococcemia is a bacterial infection that can kill an otherwise healthy person within hours.