Pathophysiology of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.

  title={Pathophysiology of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.},
  author={Nazneen Pathan and Saul N. Faust and Margalit Levin},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={88 7},
Neisseria meningitidis is remarkable for the diversity of interactions that the bacterium has with the human host, ranging from asymptomatic nasopharyngeal colonisation affecting virtually all members of the population; through focal infections of the meninges, joints, or eye; to the devastating and often fatal syndrome of meningococcal septic shock and purpura fulminans. 
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