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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 May-Jun;55(3):388-393.

[Neisseria meningitidis: A clinical case with multi-organ affection].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital General de Zona 35, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social , Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México.


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Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) is an agent feared for decades in the medical field due to its important morbidity and mortality. Ironically between 10 and 15% of the population will be asymptomatic carriers of this germ, which will also be ready to activate and manifest itself as a sickness at the right moment. We present the case of a nine-year-old girl who arrived at the Pediatric Emergency Service (to the Hospital General Region number 35, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua) with the disease in multiple organs, where the Nm was isolated in the cerebrospinal fluid and in skin injuries, displaying three serotypes of Nm. Until today this germ still displays sensibility to penicillin use. Luckily the patient is still alive and without any neurological damage.


Meningococcal infections; Neisseria meningitidis

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