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South Med J. 1998 Mar;91(3):287-8.

Meningococcal cellulitis and sialadenitis.

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Department of Medical Education, Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, Tenn, USA.


Neisseria meningitidis is a rare cause of cellulitis. No cases of meningococcal sialadenitis have previously been reported. We recently successfully treated a patient who had meningococcal cellulitis and sialadenitis. We review previously reported cases of cellulitis due to N meningitidis and speculate on the role of underlying disease in the pathogenesis of this infection.

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