Interleukin-6 activation in ischemic stroke caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C.

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We report an unusual phenomenon in a patient with meningococcal meningitis who developed a brain infarct. Concentrations of interleukin-6 were notably elevated in the cerebrospinal fluid. We also discuss some clinical and pathophysiological features of cerebrovascular injury in meningococcal disease. 

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