BMJ Case Rep 2018 Oct 17;2018. Epub 2018 Oct 17.
Pediatric Intensive Care, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.
Vaccine 2021 07 16;39(31):4261-4265. Epub 2021 Jun 16.
Department of Microbiology, Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, PR China; Department of Microbiology, Shanghai Institutes of Preventive Medicine, Shanghai, PR China. Electronic address:
Serogroup Y Neisseria meningitidis (NmY) is rare in China, and only serogroup A and C meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines (MPVs) are included in the national vaccination schedule. We describe a case of fulminant meningococcemia caused by NmY, which occurred in a pediatric patient (2 years old) for the first time in China, confirmed by culture. Although the boy was treated in time, the dry gangrene in his toes and fingers left him with severe sequelae. Read More
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2020 Nov 24:1-6. Epub 2020 Nov 24.
Department of Paediatrics, Patras Medical School, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
is a common cause of sepsis in the pediatric population but is only rarely observed in neonates. The true incidence of the disease in that age group remains undefined. The purpose of this review is to summarize the published data on meningococcal disease in the neonatal period. Read More
IDCases 2020 21;20:e00764. Epub 2020 Apr 21.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinical Care Center of Federal University of São Paulo, Pedro de Toledo Street 924/928 Vila Clementino, Zip Code 04039-002, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Chronic meningococcemia is a rare manifestation of meningococcal disease, characterized by a period of more than one week of intermittent or continuous fever, arthralgia and skin lesions without meningitis. It can occur both in previously healthy and immunocompromised patients. The gold standard for the diagnosis is culture isolation of in sterile material. Read More
Brain Sci 2020 Mar 17;10(3). Epub 2020 Mar 17.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei City 231, Taiwan.
-induced acute systemic meningococcal disease is an emergency and a fatal condition that has a high mortality rate. In patients with a fulminant infection, a maculopapular petechial eruption, purpura fulminans, or an ecchymotic lesion are worrisome signs reflecting disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and hint at Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome (WFS). Here, we describe a rare case of a patient with a fulminant induced acute systemic meningococcal disease presenting with high-grade fever without meningitis symptoms. Read More
Med Mycol Case Rep 2019 Dec 3;26:44-46. Epub 2019 Oct 3.
Infectious Disease Department, Hans Dieter Schmidt Regional Hospital, Joinville, SC, Brazil.
The meningococcal disease manifestation associated with the presence of is rare. There are no reports in the literature about these simultaneous infections in immunocompetent patients. The aim of the present study is to describe the first case of fulminant septic shock by associated with coinfection in an immunocompetent patient. Read More