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- What is meningococcemia?
- What causes meningococcemia?
- What are risk factors for meningococcemia?
- What are symptoms and signs of meningococcemia?
- How is meningococcemia diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for meningococcemia?
- What is the prognosis of meningococcemia?
- Is it possible to prevent meningococcemia?
- Where can people find more information on meningococcemia?
Where can people find more information on meningococcemia?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a good source of information on N. meningitidis and the meningococcal vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/. Travelers should consult their physician and the CDC web site (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel) for additional information.
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
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Tanzi, Elizabeth L. "Dermatologic Manifestations of Meningococcemia." Medscape.com. Aug. 16, 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1052846-overview>.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Updated Recommendations for Use of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines --- Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010." Morbid Mortal Weekly Rep 60 (2011): 72-76.