Neisseria Meningitidis

Sites

  • Meninges
  • Bacteremia

Etiology

  • Gram negative cocci

Risk Factors

  • Unvaccinated
  • Often in outbreaks amongst young adults living in close quarters→ college dorms, barracks

Symptoms

  • F
  • C
  • Ha
  • N
  • V
  • Sepsis

Physical Exam Findings

  • Very ill
  • Ha
  • F
  • Purpura
  • Neck pain/stiffness

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