Meningococcemia is a blood-borne infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis.
Bacteremia without meningitis: Patient is acutely ill and may have skin manifestations (rashes, petechiae,...
Sudden onset of fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, myalgias, chills, rigor, and/or sore throat (nonsuppurative)
Pharyngitis may be mistaken for streptococcal disease (strep th...
Begin treatment as soon as meningococcal meningitis is suspected.
Age guides empiric treatment.
Preterm to <1 month: ampicillin plus cefotaxime or ampi...
Acute tubular necrosis
Visintin C, Mugglestone MA, Fields EJ, et al; for Guideline Development Group, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Management of bacterial meningitis and meningoc...
A39.4 Meningococcemia, unspecified
A39.0 Meningococcal meningitis
A39.2 Acute meningococcemia
A39.9 Meningococcal infection, unspecified
A39.3 Chronic meningococcemia
A39.89 Other meningococcal ...
Invasive meningococcal disease can be rapidly fatal. Rapid identification and early treatment with antibiotics is essential to promote good clinical outcomes. Treat then test in suspec...
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Infection with Neisseria meningitidis. This young boy is in the early course of a meningococcal infection. He has scattered petechiae, some of which have reached the size of small purpura. Unlike the child in Figure 11.3, this patient does not have diffuse, confluent lesions. Although he was not critically ill on presentation, his treatment included aggressive supportive care and monitoring. Meningococcemia progresses rapidly in many cases.
From Fleisher GR, MD, Ludwig W, MD, Baskin MN, MD. Atlas of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.
Infection with Neisseria meningitidis. This young boy is in the early course of a meningococcal infection. He has scattered petechiae, some...
Purpura fulminans in a patient with meningococcemia.
Courtesy of Steven Manders, MD.
Purpura fulminans resulting from meningococcemia or streptococcemia causes patchy cutaneous necrosis on many body surfaces (A) but especially the digits (B).
Michael W. Mulholland, Ronald V. Maier etal. Greenfield's Surgery Scientific Principles And Practice, Fourth Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
Purpura fulminans resulting from meningococcemia or streptococcemia causes patchy cutaneous necrosis on many body surfaces (A) but especial...
<bold>Figure 67-9</bold> Purpura fulminans in a patient with meningococcemia.
petechiae and purpura in patient with meningococcemia