Invasion of the Central Nervous System by Neisseria meningitidis.


Neisseria meningitidis is an extracellular pathogen responsible for septicemia and meningitis. The occurrence of meningitis requires that bacteria cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and induce an inflammatory response within the sub arachnoid space. The mechanisms that lead to the development of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis once bacteria have… (More)
DOI: 10.1385/1-59259-149-3:635