Meningococcemia without Meningitis, Starting with Gastrointestinal Symptoms - Case Report

Authors : Christian Camilo Lasso-Maldonado; Jaime Andrés Cortés Pachajoa

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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Neisseria meningitidis infection is the main etiologic agent of meningitis of bacterial origin in the world, mainly affecting children and young adults, finding up to 15% of the population as asymptomatic carriers. Invasive meningococcal disease has a broad spectrum in its clinical presentation, the most frequent being meningitis and meningococcemia, however, variable foci have been documented such as pneumonia, septic arthritis, endocarditis, among others, the case of Atypical clinical presentation meningococcemia, rarely reported in the literature.

Keywords : Neisseria Meningitidis; Meningococcemia; Meningococcal Infections; Diarrhea.


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