Meningococcal disease and sexual transmission: urogenital and anorectal infections and invasive disease due to Neisseria meningitidis

@article{Ladhani2020MeningococcalDA,
  title={Meningococcal disease and sexual transmission: urogenital and anorectal infections and invasive disease due to Neisseria meningitidis
},
  author={S. Ladhani and J. Lucidarme and S. Parikh and H. Campbell and R. Borrow and M. Ramsay},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2020},
  volume={395},
  pages={1865-1877}
}
Neisseria meningitidis is an obligate human commensal bacterium that frequently colonises the upper respiratory tract. Person-to-person transmission occurs via direct contact or through dispersion of respiratory droplets from a carrier of the bacteria, and can lead to invasive meningococcal disease. Rare sporadic cases of meningococcal urogenital and anorectal infections, including urethritis, proctitis, and cervicitis, have been reported, typically following orogenital contact with an… Expand

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