"Meningitis, Meningococcal" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A fulminant infection of the meninges and subarachnoid fluid by the bacterium NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS, producing diffuse inflammation and peri-meningeal venous thromboses. Clinical manifestations include FEVER, nuchal rigidity, SEIZURES, severe HEADACHE, petechial rash, stupor, focal neurologic deficits, HYDROCEPHALUS, and COMA. The organism is usually transmitted via nasopharyngeal secretions and is a leading cause of meningitis in children and young adults. Organisms from Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, B, C, Y, and W-135 have been reported to cause meningitis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp689-701; Curr Opin Pediatr 1998 Feb;10(1):13-8)
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W-135
- Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W-135
- Serogroup W135, Meningococcal Meningitis
- Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W135
- Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W135
- Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W-135
- Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W 135
- Serogroup W-135, Meningococcal Meningitis
- Serogroup W 135, Meningococcal Meningitis
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Meningitis, Meningococcal" by people in Profiles.
Encephalitis and meningitis in Western Africa: a scoping review of pathogens. Trop Med Int Health. 2021 04; 26(4):388-396.
Declining Trends of Pneumococcal Meningitis in Gambian Children After the Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 09 05; 69(Suppl 2):S126-S132.
Analysis of a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Niger - potential effectiveness of reactive prophylaxis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 03; 13(3):e0007077.
Outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C outside the meningitis belt-Liberia, 2017: an epidemiological and laboratory investigation. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 12; 18(12):1360-1367.
Meningococcus serogroup C clonal complex ST-10217 outbreak in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria. Sci Rep. 2018 09 21; 8(1):14194.
Incidence and aetiology of bacterial meningitis among children aged 1-59?months in South Asia: systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine. 2018 09 18; 36(39):5846-5857.
Bioinformatic analysis of meningococcal Msf and Opc to inform vaccine antigen design. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0193940.
Immunogenicity and safety of the multicomponent meningococcal B vaccine (4CMenB) in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 04; 18(4):461-472.
Adverse Events Following Vaccination With Bivalent rLP2086 (Trumenba®): An Observational, Longitudinal Study During a College Outbreak and a Systematic Review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Jan; 37(1):e13-e19.
Rapid Laboratory Identification of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup C as the Cause of an Outbreak - Liberia, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Oct 27; 66(42):1144-1147.