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14 Possible Causes for Meningococcal Carrier, Patient Appears Acutely Ill

  • Meningococcemia

    A meningococcal carrier study was performed on samples obtained from pharyngeal swabs which turned out to be negative.[] Many people in a population can be a carrier of meningococcal bacteria (up to 11 percent) in the nose and back of the throat, and usually nothing happens to a person other[] […] from carriers 4.[]

  • Meningococcal Meningitis

    A suspected case of meningococcal meningitis was diagnosed in a 24-year-old sailor onboard an aircraft carrier at sea in 2003.[] […] of incidence, carriage and case-carrier ratios for meningococcal meningitis in the African meningitis belt and describe their variations across the endemic, hyperendemic[] Scatterplot of meningococcal serogroup A monthly incidence rates and carriage prevalence across case carrier observation units.[]

  • Meningitis

    Proportion of meningococcal carriers and high‐risk persons who were culture‐negative at end of follow‐up. Occurrence of relapse and re‐colonisation.[] The effect of immunization with meningococcal group C polysaccharide on the carrier state. J. Exp.[] Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines Meningococcal conjugate vaccines, in which meningococcal polysaccharide is covalently linked to a carrier protein, are typically T-cell dependent[]

  • Gram-Negative Septicaemia

    Appearance Acutely altered mental status Edema Looks ill Vital signs Abnormal body temperature: hypothermia, 100.4 F/38.3 C Hypotension: systolic BP or mean arterial pressure[] The most likely source of infection of virulent strains appears to be household members or close friends who are asymptomatic carriers.[] Clinical Signs of Sepsis A septic patient has an infection and a number of the following signs.[]

  • Meningococcal Arthritis

    carriers (3) transmission is by aerosol, droplets or direct contact with respiratory secretions of someone carrying the organism.[] Efficacy of rifampin in treatment of meningococcal carriers. N Engl J Med 281, 641 –645. [CrossRef] [Google Scholar] 27. Deghmane, A.[] […] on their throats in the absence of disease (healthy carriers).[]

  • Bacterial Encephalitis

    It can be spread by droplets coughed or sneezed out by an infected person or by a carrier; many outbreaks of meningococcal infection occur in people living in close quarters[]

  • AIDS-associated Meningoencephalitis

    At any one time, about 10 to 25 per cent of the population are carriers. Meningococcal Septicaemia Some bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia.[] People can carry the bacteria for long periods without becoming ill, and being a carrier actually helps boost natural immunity.[]

  • Legionella Meningoencephalitis

    The risk of infection is greatest in crowded conditions or after prolonged close contact with a carrier or a person with the illness.[] -Use should be restricted to high-risk of meningococcal disease situations.[] You should consider pre-travel vaccination with meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine if you are visiting outbreak areas, and, are: Likely to have close contact with the local[]

  • Pneumococcal Meningitis

    About 1 in 10 people carry meningococcal bacteria in their nose or throat but don’t get sick from it; these carriers can still transmit the bacteria without knowing it. ([]

  • Gonococcemia

    Abstract The gonococcal carrier state is similar to the meningococcal carrier state, usually producing no systemic symptoms but occasionally complicated by bacteremia and[]

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