Neisseria meningitidis is a global cause of morbidity and mortality, both in children and young adults, through sepsis and/or purulent meningitis. Humans are the only known reservoir. In order to decrease the burden of meningococcal related permanent sequelae and fatalities, a high level of clinical suspicion and prompt effective antibiotic treatment are mandatory. Here we present a case of a 36-year-old man admitted to our hospital for fever and a single petechial lesion due to Neisseria meningitidis.
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Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C bacteremia causes of single petechiae in a immunocompetent patient
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2018; 4 (4): e503
Submission date: 28 Nov 2018
Revised on: 04 Dec 2018
Accepted on: 13 Dec 2018
Published online: 14 Dec 2018
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