Early onset meningococcal meningitis

Marelize Bosman, Moherndran Archary, Prasha Mahabeer, Raziya Bobat
2013 Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection  
South Afr J Epidemiol Infect Case Report: Early onset meningococcal meningitis Neisseria meningitidis is a rare cause of meningitis and septicaemia in the neonatal population. Meningococcal septicaemia in neonates is divided into early-onset infection (symptoms within seven days of life) and late-onset infection (8-30 days of life). Early-onset meningococcal infection is extremely rare. We report on a case of early-onset meningitis with septicaemia in a term male infant and provide a review of
more » ... rovide a review of the literature. This case report highlights the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion of sepsis in the neonate. Peer reviewed.
doi:10.1080/10158782.2013.11441542 fatcat:vap4jngrw5eevargpsxzeeq4oe